Bracken ferns have large, triangularly shaped fronds that are dark green. The fronds grow from an underground rhizome and can grow from 3-10 ft high. This specimen was beginning to turn brown and will eventually die down to the ground for winter.
Plant was no more than 4 meters in height. Blades on the fern were in a diamond shape. The leaflets came in pairs of no more than 8 on each individual blade. Plant was primarily greenish with some tan spots.
Lacy doubly pinnate frond with overall broadly triangular shape. This individual small for its kind at about 50 cm tall. This individual still green in late fall.
very common in this site
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.