Taxon  Report   6930 
Pteridium aquilinum  (L.) Kuhn  var. pubescens  L. Underw.
Hairy brackenfern,  Western bracken fern
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
© 2010 Keir Morse
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Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
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Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
© 2015 Steve Matson
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens, 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 var. pubescens
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Pteridium
Parent Record Pteridium aquilinum
(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 [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Pteridium aquilinum ssp. lanuginosum
PLANTS: Pteridium aquilinum var. lanuginosum
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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