Idaho Virtual Museum

IDS0067680 -- Dennstaedtiaceae

Pteridium aquilinum ()

Pteridium aquilinum (Full Resolution )

  • Taxonomic Name

    Pteridium aquilinum

  • Family

    Dennstaedtiaceae

  • Barcode

    IDS0067680

  • Herbarium

    Idaho State University, Ray J. Davis Herbarium

  • Locality

    U.S.A., Idaho, Bannock County: Inman Trail.

  • Collection

    Vascular Plants

  • Collector

    Ian Troester-Solbrig

  • Note

    Traditionally Pteridium plants were used to treat rickets, stomach cramps, headaches, skin breakdown, diarrhea, and intestinal worms, however, this plant also may cause vitamin B imbalance and has been correlated with increased cancer risk.