Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Floating fern

Floating fern

Two species of small, floating fern are found in New Zealand: the native Azolla filiculoides, pictured here, and a tropical introduction, A. pinnata. They form spreading, red-green mats on the surface of ponds.

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Habitat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2021)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007