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Watersprite (Ceratopteris thalictroides)

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Ceratopteris Thalictroides, or more commonly know as Watersprite, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Ceratopteris. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Ceratopteris Thalictroides or Watersprite's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Ceratopteris
  • Family: Parkeriaceae
  • Order: Polypodiales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Annual Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) HI (I) PR (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 2(OBL) 6(OBL) H(OBL)




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