Blechnum minus

Common name: 

Soft Water-fern

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Riverina, Snowfields (DEJKNPRSTVWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Stream beds and creek banks1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Spreading fern 40-200 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Fertile and sterile fronds appear different. Pinnae on sterile fronds are shortly stalked and get smaller and more widely spaced towards the base of the frond1

Images:
Image of Blechnum minus
Image of Blechnum minus
Image of Blechnum minus
Image of Blechnum minus
Image of Blechnum minus Image: Ruby Wilson
Image of Blechnum minus Image: Ruby Wilson
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria