Hairy Fern (Lastreopsis hispida)
Last Modified: 27-2-2022 7:43
Tuakura/Hairy Fern (Lastreopsis hispida) is a ground fern indigenous to New Zealand, found throughout the country, particularly in lowland forest near streams. Fronds grow up to 50cm long, and have long, dark scales or hairs that are a key distinguishing feature and give the fern its common name. L. hispida is readily cultivated and sold in a number of garden centres.
This example was observed growing in native forest next to a stream near Linkwater.
Image Date: 23/1/2022
Photographer: Christopher Cookson
Location: Latitude: -41.278656 Longitude: 173.888092