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Bracken

Observed: 6th June 2012 By: cmp379
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Young fronds
Bracken
Can be invasive
Description:

Bracken shooting up in a clearing in a woodland area. Photo 1. A young frond, photo 2 fully unfurled.Photo 3, clearing being overtaken with bracken.
Bracken fiddleheads (curled fronds) considred edible throughout history but RHS recommends against this as it contains carcinogens linked to oesophogeal and stomach cancer. It is also carcinogenic to animals

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) interacts