Page author: David Giblin
Pteridium aquilinum
bracken, brackenfern, bracken fern

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; widely distributed throughout North America; circumboreal.

Habitat: Common in moist to dry woods, open slopes and disturbed sites

Spores: Spores April-October

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn
Publication: Reisen Ost-Afrika. 3(3): 11. 1879.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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ssp. pubescens – bracken, northern bracken    Cosmopolitan; throughout the Pacific Northwest
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Pteridium aquilinum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Pteridium aquilinum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Pteridium aquilinum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Pteridium aquilinum photos.

USDA Plants: Pteridium aquilinum information.

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