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Another curious find from the recent study was traces of bracken, a type of fern, in Ötzi’s stomach.
The Iceman’s last meal was balanced with grains from einkorn wheat and traces of a genus of toxic ferns called bracken.
Around them there seemed to be an infinite sampling of vegetation: ferns and clover and scrub and bracken giving way to maples and firs and oaks and hemlocks covered in lichen and moss.
The forest floor was nearly bare, except for clumps of charcoal and a few short stems of bracken fern and fireweed, a hot pink flower whose seeds often blow in and germinate just after a conflagration.
Before the fire, the ground was a carpet of moss, huckleberry bushes, and sword and bracken ferns, and was usually sodden with rain for about nine months of the year or more.
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BRACKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bracken for English Language Learners
: a large plant that grows commonly in many places around the world : a large kind of fern
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