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Azolla filiculoides Lamarck. Section: Azolla. Large Mosquito Fern. Hab: Freshwater lakes, beaver ponds, artificial impoundments. Dist: Native of w. North America, south into Mexico, Central America, South America, e. Asia. This species is reported for e. GA from a freshwater lake on Sapelo Island, McIntosh County (Bates & Browne 1981), presumably as an accidental introduction. Bunch & Hayden (2020) report it for two locations in the Coastal Plain of VA (Chesterfield and Sussex counties). It seems likely to be more widespread that currently reported.

Origin/Endemic status: W. North America

Synonymy: = AqW, FNA2, K1, K3, Meso1, TxFerns, Bates & Browne (1981), Bunch & Hayden (2020), Reid, Plunkett, & Peters (2006); < Azolla filiculoides Lam. – WH3, Evrard & Van Hove (2004)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 0

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