DURING 1942, the variation in the composition of the bracken frond throughout its growing season was investigated in Perthshire at Ballochraggan, the bracken experimental area of the West of Scotland Agricultural College. A uniform 100 yards square area of hill bracken was chosen on typical Scottish upland soil and from it fronds were taken at intervals throughout the season.
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HUNTER, J. Composition of the Bracken Frond throughout its Growing Season. Nature 153, 656 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/153656a0
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