Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn ssp. latiusculum (Desv.) Hulten

Locations ofPteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn ssp. latiusculum (Desv.) Hulten in Virginia

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Family
Dennstaedtiaceae
Botanical Name
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn ssp. latiusculum (Desv.) Hulten
Common Name
Eastern Bracken Fern
Synonym(s)
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn var. latiusculum (Desv.) Underw. ex Heller
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn ssp latiusculum (Desv.) Underwood ex Heller
Comments
The current map is incomplete and based primarily on speciments at VPI. State-wide herbarium work will be required to fully map the two ssp. See also map of Pteridium aquilinum sensu lato.
Habitat
Dry forests and woodlands (primarily oak/heath and pine-oak/heath), clearings, roadsides, and shrub balds; occasionally in more mesic forests and bogs with a history of fire. Common in acidic soils of the mountains and Piedmont and the Coastal Plain of northeastern Virginia; apparently rare or absent elsewhere.
Native Status
Native

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