Pteridium aquilinum

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Bracken Fern: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Pteridium aquilinum
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum): Expected throughout the region (FNA map) where it reaches the northern extent of its range. There are scattered collections from much of the area (except the Northern Gulf Coast), though most have not been geo-referenced (and so do not show up on the e-Flora BC map). This species is apparently most often found at the transition between muskeg and coniferous forest.






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  • Muller: gen; open forest, muskeg edges, meadows
  • Hall 2010: Occasional throughout Southeast Alaska except in the north where it is rare to absent north of Juneau and absent in the Yakutat area. Dry open places, muskeg-forest fringe, lake shores and meadows.








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