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Western Brackenfern

Pteridium esculentum (G. Forst.) Nakai

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Pteridium esculentum (Western Brackenfern) is a species of perennial herb in the family Dennstaedtiaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to The Contiguous United States. They have compound, broad leaves. Individuals can grow to 0.95 m. They have alternation of generations.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of western brackenfern. View this species on GBIF