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