Carolinas and Georgia

2942

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

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

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Marsilea minuta   FAMILY Marsileaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Marsilea minuta

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Waterclover, Small Waterclover


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Look for it in lakes and streams, per Weakley's Flora

Fern/Fern ally; Emergent aquatic (rooted)
Perennial

Non-native: Old World
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare


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:

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Marsilea minuta   FAMILY Marsileaceae

Dwarf Waterclover, Small Waterclover