Northern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Northern Bracken Fern Species Description
This species is native to North America north of Mexico.
Allergenicity: Northern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum) is a mild allergen.
Pollination: Occurs in following seasons depending on latitude and elevation: Spring.
Fern: Any of a group of some twenty thousand species of vascular plants classified in the Division Pteridophyta (formerly known by some as Filicophyta) that lacks seeds and reproduces by shedding spores to initiate an alternation of generations.
Weed: Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
Perennial: Living for many years.
State Noxious Weed: unpleasant and possibly also harmful.
Wetland Plant: Plants growing in aquatic or wetland habitats. These include all known floating, submerged, and emergent taxa, plus those that are found in permanently or seasonally wet habitats.
Herbaceous Stem: Not woody, lacking lignified tissues.
Northern Bracken Fern Species Usage
Dye: Used as a colored dye.
More Northern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum) imagesby Jessie M. Harris from BONAP