Pteridium esculentum

Bracken at Acton, ACT

Pteridium esculentum at Acton, ACT - 3 Aug 2021
Pteridium esculentum at Acton, ACT - 3 Aug 2021
Pteridium esculentum at Acton, ACT - 3 Aug 2021
Pteridium esculentum at Acton, ACT - 3 Aug 2021
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Identification history

Pteridium esculentum 6 Aug 2021 dcnicholls
Pteridium esculentum 6 Aug 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Pteris tremula 6 Aug 2021 Tapirlord

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Adult folliage

3 comments

dcnicholls wrote:
   6 Aug 2021
That looks a bit like young Bracken. Were the fronds leathery or soft?
Tapirlord wrote:
   6 Aug 2021
I would've said leathery
dcnicholls wrote:
   6 Aug 2021
That would make it Pteridium esculentum, common bracken. Best to wait until it has grown a bit to be sure

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Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 3 Aug 2021 10:55 AM Recorded on
  • Tapirlord Recorded by

Additional information

  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

Species information

  • Pteridium esculentum Scientific name
  • Bracken Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Medium Weed or Pest
  • Up to 1295.04m Recorded at altitude
  • 121 images trained Machine learning
  • In flower
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