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  • Unknown
    • western brackenfern
    • bracken fern
  • Portuguese
    • Feiteiro
    • Feto-do-monte
  • Scientific Names
    • Pteridium aquilinum
    • Pteris aquilina
  • English
    • Bracken
  • German
    • Adlerfarn
  • Spanish
    • crespillilla
  • Lacandón
    • tzin
  • Vermont Flora Codes
    • PTEAQU

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Recent observations

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bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

abbyjean12

Date

November 20, 2014

Description

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.

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pteaqu Pteridium aquilinum

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charlie

Date

November 25, 2014 09:33 AM EST

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bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum

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susanelliott

Date

November 22, 2014

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Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

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metsa

Date

November 15, 2014 03:02 PM PST

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pteaqu Pteridium aquilinum

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charlie

Date

November 15, 2014 01:30 PM EST

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Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

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susanelliott

Date

November 13, 2014

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Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

sheridanj47

Date

November 10, 2014 02:03 PM PST

Description

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.

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Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

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wildmarin

Date

November 9, 2014 12:35 PM PST

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Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

sgadber

Date

November 7, 2014

Description

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.

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Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

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riversedge

Date

October 14, 2014 11:39 AM CDT

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No photos or sounds

Observer

finrod

Date

November 5, 2014

Place

Rmilet (Google, OSM)

Description

very common in this site

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Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

October 27, 2014 09:54 AM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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Conservation Summary

No range data available.