My wife Trish came with me to record a few ferns at track ends. This is the Wentworth.
Locally common. Roots bearing tubers.
Common in wasteland at start of reserve below Birkenhead / Glenfield Cemetery. Ferns bearing tubers amongst roots.
Abundant along the base of a weathered wooden spar at Pier Four, terminal Buildings. Associated with Cymbalaria muralis, Veronica javanica and Viola arvensis.
Large patch growing near mangroves.
Growing at the back of a revegetated strip beside work done on the new motorway. Growing with golden flowered fresias so probably resulting from dumped garden rubbish.
Tuber ladder fern, (Nephrolepis cordifolia) is a fern native to northern Australia and Asia. It has many common names including erect sword fern, narrow sword fern and ladder fern, fishbone fern, and herringbone fern. It is similar to the related fern Nephrolepis exaltata.