Other names: Austral Bracken.
Family: Dennstaedtiaceae (Bracken family).
Native of Australia, New Zealand, and some nearby islands.
Occurrence: Bracken is a common plant in higher rainfall forests. In the Central Goldfields it is usually found in gullies, and in areas with added shelter and moisture.
A similar species grows in the northern hemisphere. Bracken may be an undesirable plant on farmland, where it can be a vigorous coloniser.