Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Salviniales
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Aquatic weeds can clog irrigation channels and cover lakes, threatening crops and wildlife. Read more -- Outlawed! Federal Noxious Weeds: The Aquatics.
The genus Azolla contains the smallest ferns in the world. This species was likely introduced by someone emptying their aquarium into a natural waterbody, per Center for Aquatic & Invasive Plants.
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Pinnate Mosquito-fern, Asian Mosquito-fern, Feathered Mosquito-fern
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Fern/Fern ally; Floating aquatic (the roots floating)
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:
- SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
- SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
- USDA Federal Noxious Weeds, 091820
Regularly 2(3)-pinnately compound (tiny), generally equilaterally triangular in outline
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