Calflora
Taxon  Report   10284    
Pteridium aquilinum  (L.) Kuhn
Western brackenfern
Pteridium aquilinum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: DENNSTAEDTIACEAE  
Genus: Pteridium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Communities: (many plant communities), Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Coastal Strand

More information about  Pteridium aquilinum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (PTAQ)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 23, 2019).