Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pteridium aquilinum -- (Northern Bracken)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pteridium aquilinum

A common, robust fern with tall stems and bright green fronds, Northern Bracken is primarily a lowland species. It is often seen alongside roads and trails, and other disturbed sites.

Location: Comet Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Comet Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.785, -121.7809, 4025
Date: July 10, 2014
Pteridium aquilinum

The triangular blades are pinnately divided three times, and the fronds arise directly from the rootstock. This is variety pubescens.

Location: Comet Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Comet Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.785, -121.7809, 4025
Date: July 10, 2014

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