OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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


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image of Marsilea quadrifolia, European Waterclover, European Pepperwort, European Water Shamrock

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_maqu_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Marsilea quadrifolia   FAMILY Marsileaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Marsilea quadrifolia   FAMILY Marsileaceae

 

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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

map
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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Leaves deciduous in temperate regions
Each leaf (frond) palmately divided into 4 leaflets, resembling a 4-leaf clover

FRUIT:

 

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