Calflora
Taxon  Report   10284 
Pteridium aquilinum  (L.) Kuhn
Western brackenfern
Pteridium aquilinum
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
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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 and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Pteridium aquilinum
© 2008 Gary McDonald
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
Habitat: coastal
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Pteridium aquilinum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PTAQ)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2017).

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