Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2942

Fern/Fern ally; Emergent aquatic (rooted)
Perennial

Non-native: Old World
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in lakes and streams, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Leaves deciduous in temperate regions
Blade palmately divided into 4 pinnae

FRUIT:

 

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Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Salviniales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Marsilea minuta   FAMILY Marsileaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Marsilea minuta   FAMILY Marsileaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Marsilea minuta

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Waterclover, Small Waterclover


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Keith Bradley    kab_marsilea_minuta_72739

February    Miami-Dade County    FL

Leaves clover-like, the 4 leaflets borne at the summit of the petiole, per Weakley's Flora.


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