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Last updated 9/18/2008 by David Giblin.
Azolla filiculoides Lam.[FNA2, HC, HC2]
duckweed fern, large mosquito fern

Publication: Encycl. 1: 343. 1783.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA2: "Azolla filiculoides is cold tolerant, surviving even in fragmented parts under thin ice. It usually reaches a climax population in late spring, becomes fertile, collapses, and is replaced by other more heat-tolerant aquatics such as Lemna spp. Hybrids between this species (male) and A . microphylla Kaulfuss (female), a species of Central America, South America, and the West Indies, have been reported (Do V. C. et al. 1989). "

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