bracken, pasture_brake, brake, Pteridium_aquilinum
Meaning: large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
Meaning: fern of southeastern Asia; not hardy in cold temperate regions
The height to which the bracken grows is a sure guide to the depth of soil.
Towards the end of June the bracken that covers the greater part of the ground of the copse is in full beauty.
In the open country and especially in hilly places laid bare by the wood-man's axe, the favourite sites are tufts of bracken, rock-rose, lavender, everlasting and rosemary cropped close by the teeth of the flocks.