Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4044

Fern/Fern ally, Floating aquatic (rootless)
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: probably introduced from further south
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in quiet waters, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Two simple, floating emergent leaves; & a third, divided underwater leaf

FRUIT:

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Salvinia minima   FAMILY Salviniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salvinia minima   FAMILY Salviniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Salvinia auriculata

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Spangles, Floating Fern