Usually colonizing open forest or disturbed areas, bracken has big, triangular fronds that rise on 2–7-ft. stalks. Found all overthe world, its subspecies differin minor details; P. a. pubescens is native to the West. Its coarse, much-divided fronds rise directlyfrom deep, running rootstocks.
Bracken is fine in untamed locations, but keep it out of the garden, where deep rootstocks make it a tough, invasive weed. Fiddleheads are carcinogenic.
Native to California. This is a rather uncommon plant in nature; blooms from spring to early summer, w...
Pinkish purple flowers held on weeping, contorted branches; best with afternoon shade.
Hardy flowering perennial fromEurope and western Asia. To5 ft. tall in bloom, spreading to4 ft. wide. ...