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Fern/Fern ally; Floating aquatic (rootless)
Documented growing wild in
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This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Two simple, floating emergent leaves; & a third, divided underwater leaf
Whorls of 3
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Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Salviniales
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