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Brief Description: Perennial plant, with underground strong rhizome and height 40-200 cm. Compound leaves 3-winged, with upright stalk, rigid, of equal length with the deltoid blade. Consecutive stacks, along the margins of leaflets (pinnas). Membranous ligule with hairy margins. According to some botanists, it belongs to the family Polypodiaceae. The maturation of seeds takes place from July until October. 
Bibliography: Εκδοτική Αθηνών 1983. Εκπαιδευτική Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια, Τόμος 10, Φυτολογία. Αθήνα. Henderson D. M. 1965. Pteridium Scop. In: Davis P. H. (ed.) Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 1: 46. Edinburgh. 
Particular Features: The fern?s leaves are used to make bedding, makeshift roof and package for agricultural products. Earlier on, fern was used to extract potash, because of it high content in potassium. Furthermore, its young sprouts are eaten as vegetable. 
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