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 lake, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - tiny

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Azolla filiculoides   FAMILY Salviniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Azolla filiculoides   FAMILY Azollaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Mosquito Fern