Page author: David Giblin
Marsilea vestita
hairy clover-fern, pepperwort, water-clover pepperwort

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Great Plains and southeastern U.S.

Habitat: Ponds, vernal pools, and floodplains from low to middle elevations.

Spores: April-October

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Marsilea vestita Hook. & Grev.
Publication: Icon. Filic. 2: plate 159. 1830.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Marsilea fournieri C. Chr.
Marsilea mucronata A. Braun
Marsilea tenuifolia Engelm. ex A. Braun
Marsilea uncinata A. Braun
Marsilea vestita Hook. & Grev. ssp. tenuifolia (Engelm. ex A. Braun) D.M. Johnson
Marsilea vestita Hook. & Grev. ssp. vestita [JPM]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Marsilea vestita in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Marsilea vestita checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Marsilea vestita atlas page.

CalPhotos: Marsilea vestita photos.

USDA Plants: Marsilea vestita information.

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