Common Name: Bracken
Grimwade sheet number: 106
Original identification: Pteridium aquilinum variety esculentum
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria): Vic, All regions except MMAL, LMAL, RIV - all states. Norfolk Island, New Zealand, Malaysia, Polynesia, New Caledonia.
The commonest and most widespread fern in Victoria, growing in a wide range of usually fairly open habitats, but avoiding poorly drained areas, and uncommon above about 1000 m.