Dennstaedtiaceae
Bracken Fern Family
1 genera
1 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Pteridium aquilinumbracken, brackenfern, bracken fern
Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast; circumboreal.
Habitat: Common in moist to dry woods, open slopes and disturbed sites from low elevations to near timberline.
Origin: Native
Spores: Spores April-October
Growth Duration: Perennial
ssp. pubescens – bracken, northern bracken