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Original St John collection.

Photo of plant on Mt Buffalo, November 2006.

Common name

Bracken

Family

Dennstaediaceae

Grimwade Sheet No.

106

Original identification

Pteridium aquilinum variety esculentum

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria)

Vic. all regions except MMAL, LMAL, RIV - all states, Norfolk Is.; New Zealand, Malaysia, Polynesia, New Caledonia.

The commonest and most widespread fern in Victoria, growing in a wide range of usually fairly open habitats, but avoiding poorly drained areas, and uncommon above about 1000 m.

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Flowering time

n/a