Brackenfern Pteridium aquilinum (Linnaeus) Kuhn    Synonyms: Bracken Fern.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Pteridophyta   >   Class Polypodiopsida   >   Order Polypodiales   >   Family Dennstaedtiaceae   >   Genus Pteridium   

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Two varieties of Brackenfern are present in Maryland: Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum and Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum (Knapp & Naczi, 2014).

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Host plant for various moth species including Olethreutes osmundana (Gilligan, Wright, & Gibson, 2008).

There are 311 records in the project database.

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Brackenfern in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A young Brackenfern in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/1/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Brackenfern in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/7/2019). Photo by William Blauvelt. (MBP list)

Brackenfern in Tucker Co., West Virginia (7/9/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Brackenfern in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/25/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Brackenfern in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/18/2019). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Brackenfern in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/13/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Brackenfern in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/16/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Brackenfern in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/3/2019). Photo by Matt Grey. (MBP list)


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