Key to Tasmanian Dicots

Blechnum patersonii (Blechnaceae)

Blechnum patersonii (strap water fern) is an uncommon native ground fern that grows near water both in rainforests in eastern and northern Tasmania. It  is a small fern, with dark green fronds often about 40cm long. It is the only Blechnum species in Tasmania that has simple, unlobed leaves.

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