Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4130

Fern/Fern ally; Floating aquatic (rootless)

Non-native

Documented growing wild in - - -

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INVASIVE

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

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Two simple, floating emergent leaves; & a third, divided underwater leaf
Whorls of 3

FRUIT:

 

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

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salvinia biloba   FAMILY Salviniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Giant Salvinia


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