Fire and Fern.

From Lofty: Parts of the burnt forest’s floor are now covered in Bracken fern, an opportunistic plant with deep root systems that thrives after disruptive events. Oh and blackberries too, a notable weed in these parts. Click for full size!

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  1. jazzlet says

    Bracken is one of those plants that can look like it is a lot of plants, but actually a whole hillside may be just one individual. It can be very long lived.

  2. says

    jazzlet, that’s an interesting thought. This thicket of bracken is located in just one glade in the forest, where the soil is sandy and a little deeper than right at the top. Who knows how large this bracken patch was before the road tore right through its patch.

  3. StevoR says

    @ jazzlet : Cool. I didn’t know that. Thanks.

    Bracken does indicate relatively sandy soil from what I gather .

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