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Pteridium aquilinumPteridium aquilinum

bracken fern

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 1.5-6'
Flowers:

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH:
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

dry pine woods, wet swamps and marshes, old fields, waste places

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Beneficial insect *

Notes

forms large colonies; host for several ant types

Groundcover



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/2051.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004