Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Marsilea drummondii 1 synonym: Zaluzianskia drummondii|
|Common Name:||common nardoo , dullum dullum|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Fern, May not be Indigenous to Whitehorse, Aquatic|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
|30 cm high|
|Foliage:||Silky grey-green clover-like|
|Flowers:||Light brown sporocarps|
Suits ponds or aquariums. It is sensitive to algaecide.
Common Nardoo attracts frogs, providing a good breeding habitat as long as no pesticides are used in the water.
Spores are produced in protective capsules called sporocarps (unlike most ferns that produce them under their leaves).
To propagate, remove the plant from the pot and divide into new plants by slicing through the ‘root ball’ with a knife or secateurs. M. drummondii is sensitive to algaecide, so separate treatment in a bucket at ¼ recommended dosage is advisable. Monitor to ensure algal death but fern survival.