Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Jersey fern

Jersey fern

More than half of New Zealand’s 194 fern species are found in other countries. Jersey fern (Anogramma leptophylla) occurs naturally in most temperate countries, including New Zealand, where it grows in open, rocky sites.

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

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007