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

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

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Botanical Name
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn ssp. latiusculum (Desv.) Hulten
Common Name
Eastern Bracken Fern
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
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.
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

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