Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3839

Fern/Fern ally, Emergent aquatic (rooted)
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in shallow water of artificial impoundment, 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:
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 quadrifolia   FAMILY Marsileaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Marsilea quadrifolia   FAMILY Marsileaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
European Waterclover, European Pepperwort, European Water Shamrock