Flower Database

Pteridium aquilinum

Basic information
Flower Name
Pteridium aquilinum
Formal Name
Pteridium aquilinum
Alias
Bracken
Habitat
Japan
Morph
perennial plant
Comment
Pteridium aquilinum or western bracken fern (scientific name: Pteridium aquilinum) is native to a temperate region such as Japan or tropical regions and is a perennial of ferns of the family Dennstaedtiaceae. A representative of the wild plants, from the rainy season to the early summer, pick up the young buds and use it as an edible vegetable before cooking. According to recent studies, it is said that the spore part is carcinogenic. Since it is a fern plant, there are no petals and there are spores.
Common name: pteridium aquilinum or bracken, Scientific name: Pteridium aquilinum, aka: Sawarabi, Warabi, Place of origin: temperate regions such as Japan ~ Tropical region, grass length: 50 ~ 200 cm, grass width: 40 cm, collection period of young buds: June to July, flowering period: July to October, leaf color: green, stem color: green to brown, use: edible , How to cook: After scoured with wood ash, soak it, soak in wild vegetable buckwheat, stir-frying etc.
Detailed information
Order
Pteridales
Family
Dennstaedtiaceae
Genus
Pteridium
Species
P. aquilinum
Flower type
Other
Flower array
Other
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Tripinnate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Low mountain
Color
Orange
Season
Height
50  ~ 200  [cm]
Diameter
 ~