Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Azolla caroliniana   FAMILY Salviniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Azolla caroliniana   FAMILY Azollaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 015-01-001:
Azolla caroliniana   FAMILY Azollaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Taxonomy of the American Azolla species (Azollaceae) (Evrard & Van Hove, 2004)
Azolla filiculoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Mosquito Fern, Water Fern


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Look for it in stagnant waters of interdune ponds, limesink ponds, old millponds, beaver ponds, floodplain sloughs, often locally abundant, per Weakley's Flora

Fern/Fern ally; Floating aquatic (the roots floating)
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, uncommon elsewhere, but oft locally abundant

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple - tiny

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Azolla caroliniana   FAMILY Salviniaceae

Eastern Mosquito Fern, Water Fern