Bracken Fern – 5/23/18

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/23/18

Observation Time: 9:45 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)

Common Name: Bracken Fern

Scientific Name: Pteridium aquilinum

Comments: Bracken fern often becomes dominant after disturbances such as fire, logging and grazing due to its deep rhizome. Humans have used bracken fern for thatch, livestock, bedding, and food, though it does contain some toxic compounds.

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