Kōrero: Ferns and lycophytes

Hen and chickens fern budding

Hen and chickens fern budding

Hen and chickens ferns bud off tiny replicas of themselves from the upper surface of their fronds. The parent (‘hen’) frond may droop to the ground under the weight of the ‘chickens’, or it may die and drop off, carrying the little ferns down to the ground, where they take root and grow.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10049930
Photograph by B. Smith

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Reproduction', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10867/hen-and-chickens-fern-budding (accessed 21 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Patrick Brownsey, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007