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  Marsilea drummondii A. Braun
  Family Name : Marsileaceae

  Common Names : Common Nardoo

 
Common Nardoo
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Ferns & Allies (Non-Seed Vascular Plants) (Fern)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Aquatic & Hydrophyte (Waterside / Marginal)
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Australia
      Native Habitat :
      Aquatic (Freshwater Pond / Lake / River)
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: An aquatic perennial fern with a creeping growth form.
      Foliage: The  fronds are held on long, erect stipes (stalks). When growing on land, the fronds remain erect, but float when the plants are growing immersed. The fronds consist of 2 pairs of pinnae (leaflets) to form a four leaf clover pattern. The frond and stipes are covered with a dense layer of hair. 
      Reproductive Parts (non-flowering plant): The spores are held in a capsule which originates from the rhizome.
      Cultivation :
      It can be grown under full sun or semi-shade and can be grown in consistently moist loamy soils. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Waterlogged Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Pond / Lake / River, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Water Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
      Propagation Method :
      Spore, Division
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute
      Foliar Type :
      Compound
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate

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