Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn var. latiusculum (Desv.) Underw. ex A.Heller image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Don Lubin

Hugh H. Iltis

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Matthew L. Wagner

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Dennstaedtiaceae
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn var. latiusculum (Desv.) Underw. ex A.Heller
bracken, bracken fern, eastern bracken fern
Pteridium: a diminutive of Pteris, a fern genus
aquilinum: from aquila, "eagle," and the suffix ium, "characteristic of," hence indicating a connection or resemblance
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial fern forming large colonies
Habitat: woodlands, fields, roadsides in acidic soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Pteridium latiusculum (Desv.) Fr.
Pteris latiuscula Desv.

         
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