This bracken was actually a totally dried specimen from growth year 2013. Note the trifurcate branching of the main stem as a diagnostic of the plant as well as its annual growth regeneration that is unlike other ferns of the region. iormem
Very very deep woods! No trails or anything to guide my way.
O'Neill Ranch Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report, February 1995
With clear evidence of cold damage. Near São Pedro de Alva, Portugal, during a short break from the pouring rain.
Pteridium aquilinum (bracken, brake or common bracken), also known as "eagle fern," is a species of fern occurring in temperate and subtropical regions in both hemispheres. The extreme lightness of its spores has led to its global distribution.