Plants of the Castlemaine District.

Common Maidenhair - native (Adiantum aethiopicum)

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Family: Adiantaceae (Maidenhair family)

Rare. Recorded along the water race at Elphinstone.

Native of Australia, NZ and South Africa.

Identification

Name. adiantum: from the Greek a: not; diantos moistened, the fronds are supposed to keep dry even if placed in water.

Photos: Garden potted plant.

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