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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. 

This information about Marsilea drummondii displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.

 
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