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Marsilea drummondii - Nardoo

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Fern
Family: Marsileaceae (Water-clovers)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: <1 foot
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Marsilea drummondii (Aquatic) (Nardoo) - This Australian species is distinguished by the fuzzy hairs on the grayish-green foliage. The Marsilea's clover-like leaves have four wedge-shaped leaflets that are deeply lobed one or two times. The leaf petioles can range from 4 inches to 1 foot long or even slightly taller - this is the tallest Marsillea we grow. It can take some shade, but the petioles grow longer in sunny locations. The amphibious fruiting bodies which hold the spores are attached at the leaf buds. The plant also spreads through runners, which have caused problems in some waterways. Plant in saturated soil to 9" under water. It is hardy to about 20-25 degrees F.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Marsilea drummondii (Aquatic).
 
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