> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 3 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143009009
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64

Which Native Fern?


Formats & editions


A bestselling guide to identifying New Zealand's native ferns by expert Andrew Crowe.

Use Andrew Crowe's unique frond key to identify New Zealand native ferns. Contains colour photographs of ferns and the creatures that depend on them, graphics give fern shape and height and distribution maps show where you may find them in the New Zealand bush. Discover the uses of each fern, from food, medicine and perfume, to making tools, mattresses and trail-markers. Learn how to grow the fascinating plants in your own garden.

  • Pub date: 3 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143009009
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64

About the Author

Andrew Crowe

Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama. His latest book, Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors (Bateman), received a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2019.

Also by Andrew Crowe

See all

Related titles