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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest

Genus/Species Pteridium aquilinum Common Name Bracken Fern
Family POLYPODIACEAE Acronym BRAC
Description

Frond divided into lobes arising from midrib possessing numerous inferior lobes; overall frond shape triangular, almost leathery texture, leafstalk 25-50 cm long.