Fern. I mistook it for a Christmas Fern somehow. And I’ve read through all my resources and I’m drawing a blank.
this is called a bracken fern, Pteridium aquilinum. It usually grows in areas that are a little drier and sunnier than Christmas fern, and does well in formerly burned forests. Instead of having its fronds in a cluster, these ferns normally have a single leaf at a time on an underground stem.
I hope this helps!
Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS