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Ceratopteris thalictroides

Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn.


Parkeriaceae (Water Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Ceratopteris deltoidea, Ceratopteris siliquosa

USDA Symbol: CETH2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet across.


USA: FL , LA , MS , TX
Native Habitat: Aquatic to semiaquatic, in swamps, bogs, canals, ditches, ponds, lakes, and marshes. Usually rooted in soil.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ceratopteris thalictroides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ceratopteris thalictroides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ceratopteris thalictroides


Record Modified: 2020-02-12
Research By: CBR

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