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Marsilea mollis

Marsilea mollis B.L. Rob. & Fernald

Chihuahuan Water-clover, Chihuahuan Waterclover

Marsileaceae (Water-clover Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: MAMO4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall, in dense colonies. When plants are submerged, leaves float on water surface.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant. Bloom time refers to spore production.

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM , TX
Native Habitat: Aquatic or amphibious, found on mud and in shallow water, in and around ponds and marshes.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: 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 Marsilea mollis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Marsilea mollis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Marsilea mollis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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