Pteridium aquilinum var pseudocaudatum

bracken fern, tailed bracken fern

Native to Florida

Species Overview

TOXIC TO LIVESTOCK – See Poisonous Pasture Plants of Florida (UF-IFAS Bookstore Pub SP 457) by B.A. Sellers and J.A. Ferrell. 2010.

Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum is a perennial fern that is commonly found in dry to moist open hammocks and thickets throughout Florida (Wunderlin, 2003).

Tailed bracken fern is found in 28 states including Florida (Kartesz, 1999).

View the herbarium specimen image of the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.

Species Characteristics