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Tarraleah Canal No 1 walk – bracken

When one of my Canadian blog followers commented on ‘ferns’ in some of my photographs,  I was able to tell him these ‘ferns’ were in fact a Tasmanian native known as ‘bracken’.  In undisturbed bush, bracken is occasional and dispersed, however after human intervention and land clearance, bracken takes over like a weed. Therefore, I was not surprised to find bracken edging some of the Canal and accompanying Hydro road.

Despite its propensity to take over, when growing and green this plant is very attractive. I took the following photos especially for my Canadian follower.  Despite being a plant I see all too often, I always like the look of their delicate frond unwindings.

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You can read more about these plants at Weed Control in Tasmanian Forests