[Ferns, Clubmosses and Liverworts of Mt. Adams Country]

Western Brackenfern, Bracken Fern, Northern Bracken Fern

Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens

Synonym: Pteridium aquilinum var. lanuginosum

Western Brackenfern, Bracken Fern, Northern Bracken Fern: Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens

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.

Paul Slichter