Walking near Whyte Lake 2023-11-23 we noticed a faint but definite vanilla scent, very similar to crushed vanilla leaf Achlys triphylla. We narrowed it down to a bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum turned brown but still standing. With more sniffing we found about 1 in ten of the bracken near our path had that scent. The darkest brown had the strongest scent. We picked one, and after a week of drying the scent has reduced but not disappeared. A week later on another West Vancouver hike several people noticed a similar scent near a patch of bracken turned brown, but could not narrow it to any particular plant. A Google search for "+bracken +vanilla scent" turns up ads for perfume. Has anyone met this before?