Calflora
Taxon  Report   10284    
Pteridium aquilinum  (L.) Kuhn
Western brackenfern
Pteridium aquilinum
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Pteridium aquilinum
© 2009 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Pteridium aquilinum
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Pteridium aquilinum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Pteridium aquilinum
© 2018 James Gonsman
Family: DENNSTAEDTIACEAE  
Genus: Pteridium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: (many plant communities), Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Coastal Strand

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

 
More information about  Pteridium aquilinum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PTAQ)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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