Western Brackenfern, Bracken Fern, Northern Bracken Fern
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
Western bracken fern as seen along the Canyon Mountain Trail #218 near upper Little Pine Creek, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness..........August 19, 2011.
The photo above shows the triangular shape
of the bracken fern seen along the Island Springs Trail #66 to the east of Little
Mt. Adams.............August 25, 2005. The fronds are bi- to tri-pinnately
compound. This species spreads underground by rhizomes.