Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3568

Fern/Fern ally; Floating aquatic (the roots floating)
Annual

Native: western US, Mexico, Central & South America, east Asia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Reported for one site in eastern Georgia

Look for it in freshwater lakes, beaver ponds, artificial impoundments, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Irregularly compound (tiny), lobulate and irregular in outline

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Azolla filiculoides   FAMILY Salviniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Azolla filiculoides   FAMILY Azollaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Azolla filiculoides

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Diggs & Lipscomb, 2014)
Azolla filiculoides

INCLUDED WITHIN Taxonomy of the American Azolla species (Azollaceae) (Evrard & Van Hove, 2004)
Azolla filiculoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Mosquito-fern


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