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Bracken fern

Pteridium aquilinum


Used by northwest aboriginals as a food source, but has been implicated in livestock poisoning and linked to stomach cancer.

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1 Comment

Glanecia 8 years ago

Wow! I had no idea it was poisonous. We used to pull these out of the ground and throw them like spears, when I was a kid. Just today I was pulling them out and throwing them too, but not because it was a game, because they've grown into the garden. Ugh. At least they're easy to remove.

Tracy Morris
Spotted by
Tracy Morris

Portland, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Oct 28, 2013
Submitted on Oct 29, 2013

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