Nardoo (Marsilea drummondii) is a species of fern native to Australia. It is widespread and common, particularly in inland regions of Australia. A rhizomatous perennial aquatic fern, whoe roots in the mud substrates and produces herbage that float on the surface of water. They mainly occur in still water, up to one metre deep and appearance in abundance after floods.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Division: Polypodiophyta
  • Class: Polypodiopsida
  • Order: Salviniales
  • Family: Marsileaceae
  • Genus: Marsilea
  • Species: M. drummondii
  • Binomial name: Marsilea drummondii