Taxon  Report   6930    
Pteridium aquilinum  (L.) Kuhn  var. pubescens  Underw.
Hairy brackenfern,  Western bracken fern
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
© 2015 Steve Matson
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
© 2010 Keir Morse
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 JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pteridium aquilinum ssp. lanuginosum
PLANTS: Pteridium aquilinum var. lanuginosum
More information about  Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).