Too wet to do much outdoors so I thought I might bring some plants (or part of the plant) indoors where it was a little warmer and a lot drier.
I decided to capture images of the smaller ferns growing in the garden and, instead of using the camera, I thought I would use the photocopier which I have used in the past on some tiny flowers.
One little surprise was the different shapes of the sori (where the spores are produced) on the underside of the fronds that I hadn't noticed before. I think this may extend into another project I could do at another time.
Some of these ferns were given to me and others were just 'blow ins', coming up by themselves, so I can' put a name to them all. I have labelled those that I believe to be native.
|I think this is a Sickle Fern.|
|Collected from Illawarra area, growing to |
just over a metre in the ground.
|One of the 'blow ins'. Underside showing sori.|
|This could be Common Ground Fern,|
(Calochlanena dubia). Makes good Blue Wren
habitat, could easily take over yard if I let it.
Collected from Annangove.
|Doodia aspera - Prickly Rasp Fern.|
Collected from Toongabbie Creek makes
this a local. A judge of the garden
competition was impressed by the display
I had of this fern (I won).
|Another 'blow in'.|
|Not sure if a gift or a 'blow in'.|