Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3838

Fern/Fern ally, Emergent aquatic (rooted)
Perennial

Non-native: Australasia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in ditches, ponds, 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

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Evergreen, but dormant in cold weather? 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 mutica   FAMILY Marsileaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Marsilea mutica   FAMILY Marsileaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Marsilea mutica

 

COMMON NAME:
Australian Waterclover, Nardoo