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Ceratopteris thalictroides

Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn.

Watersprite

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.

Distribution

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

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
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

Metadata

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

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