Pteridium aquilinum

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Name and publication()

Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn in O. Kersetn, Reis. Ost-Afr. 3(3): 11 (1879).

Description()

Sold as “karni” or “kerni” fern in the potpourri trade, the pinnae of the bracken fern are typically curled to flat in potpourri, 2-10 cm long x 0.5-2.0 cm wide.

Nativity and distribution()

Pteridium aquilinum is a worldwide weed.

Family()

Dennstaedtiaceae

Synonymy()

Pteris aquilina L.