Alpine Water Fern, Alpine Water-fern.
Presence in Australia
Predominantly east of the Hume Highway.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas.
Cooler high altitude regions, commonly in sphagnum bogs.
Ground fern with rhizomes. Slightly leathery fronds, usually 8-25cm long. Often forms low mats or small colonies.
By division of rhizomes or from spore.
Hardy and useful in cultivation. Forms low dense groundcover. Allow space to spread, and water well. Grows over summer after winter dormancy. New erect bronze-pink fronds conspicuous after winter.