Well just scored two beautiful nardoo plants from my favourite hardware store. I "saved" $20!! by buying them, I think? Marsilea drummondii and M.angutofolia. Both to go in my new little pond. Why? Years ago a journalsit friend was in the far outback (He used to write for "Walkabout" what ever happened t that mag?)and coped a bad dose of the crippling arthritis he often suffered from. Usually this would debilitate him for weeks. The aborigines he was interviewing gave him Nardoo root to chew. he said the next thing he remembers is being in Brisbane Hospital (about 3 days later). He said the Nardoo is a pain killer. (Those of you who know me will know this is a big interest of mine). My friend said that Aborigines when they discovered an empty water hole an three days to the next one would chew nardoo root to stop thirst and put them in a trance like state until they arrived at the next water source. The question (s) 1. Nardoo is supposed not to set seed . So what is this on my new plant? (see my photo album shortly) 2. Does anyone know more about the narcotic/pain killing properties of this plant?