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Common Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) Growing near a clearing in a densely forested area by a lake in Northwest Georgia (Cobb County), US. Geotagged,Pteridium aquilinum,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Common Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)

Growing near a clearing in a densely forested area by a lake in Northwest Georgia (Cobb County), US.

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''Pteridium aquilinum'' , also known as "eagle fern," is a species of fern occurring in temperate and subtropical regions in both hemispheres. The extreme lightness of its spores has led to its global distribution.

Common bracken was first described as ''Pteris aquilina'' by the father of taxonomy, Carl Linnaeus, in Volume 2 of his ''Species Plantarum'' in 1753. The origin of the specific epithet derived from the Latin ''aquila'' "eagle", but what it pertains to has been a matter of some.. more

Similar species: Dennstaedtiales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded May 16, 2018. Captured May 5, 2018 10:05 in Gold Branch Trail, Marietta, GA 30068, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm