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
See also map of P. aquilinum ssp. pseudocaudatum. The two ssp. have overlapping ranges in Virginia; specimens with intermediate characters are not uncommon and can be difficult to assign.
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 throughout, except in the se. Piedmont and s. Coastal Plain, where infrequent.
Native Status

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