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Common bracken

Pteridium aquilinum


Herbaceous perennial plant. The large, roughly triangular fronds are produced singly, arising upwards from an underground rhizome, and can grow up to 1-3 m tall.


Light forest and disturbed areas (e.g. after deforestation). Is considered an invasive species in many european areas.


The whole plant is poisonous and its spores are considered carcinogenic.

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Gutsbezirk Reinhardswald, Hessen, Germany

Lat: 51.47, Long: 9.60

Spotted on Jun 10, 2008
Submitted on Mar 28, 2012

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