Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Salviniales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read about Water Shamrock at the Connecticut Botanical Society's website.
Learn more about Marsilea from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
European Waterclover, European Pepperwort, European Water Shamrock
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Fern/Fern ally; Emergent aquatic (rooted)
Documented growing wild in GA NC -
Look for it in shallow water of artificial impoundment, per Weakley's Flora
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
- Forest Health Assessment & Applied Sciences Team: New Invaders of the Southeast
Leaves deciduous in temperate regions
Each leaf (frond) palmately divided into 4 leaflets, resembling a 4-leaf clover
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!