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Pilularia americana (American pillwort)
Cressler, Alan

Pilularia americana

Pilularia americana A. Braun

American Pillwort

Marsileaceae (Water-clover Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PIAM

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Fern
Size Notes: To about 4 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating species.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CA , GA , KS , MO , NE , OK , OR , SC , TN , TX , WA

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Soil Moisture: Wet
Aquatic: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL 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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-03-11
Research By: JAM

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