Pteridium aquilinum latisculum

type

IMAGE

Bracken

fern

species

size(ft)

3

cut

.

decid.

deciduous

garden

invasive

ID tips

Tripartite blade in horizontal plane

Fronds emerge singly.

where dry poor soil

ME

NH

VT
MA
RI
CT
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C
C
C
C
C
C
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Comment

Spreads from long rhizomes with few scattered roots.

Fronds seldom fertile; when present, sporangia under false indusium at pinnule margin.

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