COMMON NARDOO FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Common Nardoo is a small aquatic or subaquatic fern. Creeping to form mats by means of rhizomes that are often densely hairy when young and sometimes woody when older. Fronds are solitary or in clusters at the nodes on stalks (stipes) 3-30 cm long. The grey-green leaflets have a superficial appearance to clover but are 4 in number and radiate from below their junction (rather than laterally), are 5-30 mm long, and densely hairy (except when growing in deep water).
wet mud flats, in swamps, water holes, depressions and ephemeral streams.
Common Nardoo is found in all mainland Australian States: Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria., South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory
Height (m): 0.2 - 0.5
Spread (m): 0.5
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: insignificant
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
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