- Flower namePteridium aquilinum
- Scientific namePteridium aquilinum
- Aliasワラビナ, Bracken
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Low mountains
- Flowering season
What is Pteridium aquilinum
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.