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

Spores: Spores April-October

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:

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

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
ssp. pubescens – bracken, northern bracken    Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
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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