Bracken Fern



(Aka Pteridium aquilinum | Eagle fern | Common bracken)

A species of fern occurring in temperate and subtropical regions in both hemispheres. The extreme lightness of its spores has led to its global distribution.

Notes
1. For a complete and detailed description of this fern, click here.

2. The plant contains the carcinogenic compound ptaquiloside, and communities (mainly in Japan) where the young stems are used as a vegetable have some of the highest stomach cancer rates in the world.
Categories: ferns flora


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