Blechnum fluviatile - Water fern or Kiwakiwa

Latin Name Blechnum fluviatile

Common Name Water Fern (Kiwikiwi is maori name)

The bright green fronds (up to 50cm long) of Blechnum fluviatile form a very distinctive, ground-hugging rosette shape, with the sterile fronds standing erect from the centre. It develops a short trunk as the plant ages, and forms a surrounding colony.
This variety requires moist, shaded conditions but is very easy to grow.
New Zealand native fern.


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