Wei C and Chen T (2006) Arsenic accumulation by two brake ferns
growing on an arsenic mine and their potential in phytoremediation.
Mycorrhizae increase arsenic uptake by the hyperaccumulator Chinese brake fern
(Pteris vittata L.).
When Ma and colleagues screened plants growing on soil heavily contaminated by wood preservative, they found the brake fern
(Pteris vittata) comprised arsenic concentrations of 4,000 parts per million, while other plants held only a fraction of that amount.
Pteris vittata, or brake fern
, could potentially be used to clean up the poison, which is both naturally occurring in soil and unnaturally present in farm chemicals, wood preservatives, and other products.
exaltata 'Bostoniensis'); Oregon fern, brake fern
, flat fern, sword fern (N.