OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Azolla caroliniana   FAMILY Salviniaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Azolla caroliniana   FAMILY Azollaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Azolla microphylla

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Diggs & Lipscomb, 2014)
Azolla caroliniana

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 015-01-001:
Azolla caroliniana   FAMILY Azollaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Mosquito-fern, Eastern Mosquito-fern, Water Fern


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image of Azolla caroliniana, Carolina Mosquito-fern, Eastern Mosquito-fern, Water Fern

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_azca_001_lvd

        

image of Azolla caroliniana, Carolina Mosquito-fern, Eastern Mosquito-fern, Water Fern

JK Marlow    jkm160914_152

September        

SE-EPPC Aquatic Plant ID Workshop

image of Azolla caroliniana, Carolina Mosquito-fern, Eastern Mosquito-fern, Water Fern

JK Marlow    jkm160914_159

September        

SE-EPPC Aquatic Plant ID Workshop

image of Azolla caroliniana, Carolina Mosquito-fern, Eastern Mosquito-fern, Water Fern

Keith Bradley    kab_a_caroliniana_75355

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Azolla caroliniana, Carolina Mosquito-fern, Eastern Mosquito-fern, Water Fern

Keith Bradley    kab_a_caroliniana_75355b

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Plants dark red to green, free-floating, ca. 1cm wide, often in dense mats, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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image of Azolla caroliniana, Carolina Mosquito-fern, Eastern Mosquito-fern, Water Fern

JK Marlow    jkm101120_256

November    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Azolla caroliniana   FAMILY Salviniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Azolla caroliniana   FAMILY Azollaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Azolla microphylla

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Diggs & Lipscomb, 2014)
Azolla caroliniana

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 015-01-001:
Azolla caroliniana   FAMILY Azollaceae

 

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2984

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Habitat: Stagnant waters of interdune ponds, limesink ponds, old millponds, beaver ponds, floodplain sloughs, often locally abundant, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Irregularly compound (tiny), lobulate and irregular in outline

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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