Only one frond, infertile. Over 6 inches in length.
4 in the area, in a redwood forest.
found in a redwood under story. No other bracken ferns in a large area
Fern found in square coordinate in redwood undergrowth. Fern had 1 frond, no other ferns found within 2 meter radius.
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.