Name: Bracken

Scientific name: Pteridium aquilinum

Category: Moss and Lichen

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: A large fern that grows in dense stands on heathland, moorland, hillsides and in woodland.

How to identify: The common fern that forms dense stands in many habitats.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: Bracken is poisonous to grazing livestock.

Photograph credit: Shipher Wu

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