Carolinas and Georgia

4044

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Salvinia minima   FAMILY Salviniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salvinia minima   FAMILY Salviniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Salvinia auriculata

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Spangles, Floating Fern


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Look for it in quiet waters, per Weakley's Flora

Fern/Fern ally; Floating aquatic (rootless)
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: probably introduced from further south
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon


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:

 

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



Salvinia minima   FAMILY Salviniaceae

Water Spangles, Floating Fern