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Feathered Mosquitofern (Azolla pinnata)

Feathered Mosquitofern (Azolla Pinnata)
Credit: graibeard | originally posted to Flickr as Red Azolla-Azolla pi... | License: CC-BY-SA-2.0

Azolla Pinnata, or more commonly know as Feathered Mosquitofern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Azolla. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Azolla Pinnata or Feathered Mosquitofern's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the state of North Carolina.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Azolla
  • Family: Azollaceae
  • Order: Hydropteridales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I)
  • Federal Noxious Status: NW
  • Federal Noxious Common Name: mosquito fern
  • State Noxious Status: AL (CAW) CA (Q) MA (P) NC (CAW) OR (Q) SC (ILAP PP) VT (CAW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: AL (mosquito fern) CA (mosquito fern) MA (mosquito fern) NC (feathered mosquitofern) OR (mosquito fern) SC (mosquito fern pinnate mosquito fern mosquito fern) VT (mosquito fern)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: STATE US

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