Lindsaea microphylla

Lacy Wedge-fern

Delicate lacy fern with fronds clustered along short underground stem (rhizome). Fronds similar.

Additional information

  • FamilyLindsaeaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10-50 cm high
  • Plant groupingFerns & Fern Allies
  • LeavesErect narrow-oblong yellow-green fronds, 2-3 times divided, tips often drooping. Yellowish midrib sometimes twisted. Stalked triangular segments 2-4 mm long, spaced, outer margin lobed or toothed; lowest segments sterile. Stems short, light brown.
  • FlowersNon-flowering. Spore case in a narrow band along the outer margin within a pair of frilled parallel membranous coverings.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in open forests and heaths and excavation sites. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useDifficult to grow. Plant in ferneries and rockeries. Would be an attractive container specimen.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Limited distribution within the Shire.
Photographer/s: 1, 2 Neville Walsh, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 3 Ken Harris ©

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