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Pteridium caudatum (Southern bracken fern)
Cressler, Alan

Pteridium caudatum

Pteridium caudatum (L.) Maxon

Southern Bracken Fern, Lacy Bracken Fern

Dennstaedtiaceae (Bracken Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Pteridium aquilinum ssp. caudatum, Pteridium aquilinum var. caudatum

USDA Symbol: PTCA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: To about 30 inches in height.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant.



Additional resources

USDA: Find Pteridium caudatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pteridium caudatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pteridium caudatum


Record Modified: 2015-08-04
Research By: JAM

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