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Genus: Pteridium

bracken fern

This fern genus has spore-bearing leaves that are similar to its vegetative leaves. Fertile plants have sori that grow in a band under a flap formed by the leaf margin. Reference: Jacobs and Peck (1993).

Family

Dennstaedtiaceae (bracken family)

This Genus’s Species in New England:

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key