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Whisk Fern (Psilotum nudum)

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Psilotum Nudum, or more commonly know as Whisk Fern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Psilotum. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Psilotum Nudum or Whisk Fern's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

  • Category: Whisk-fern
  • Genus: Psilotum
  • Family: Psilotaceae
  • Order: Psilotales
  • Class: Psilopsida
  • Division: Psilophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) HI (N) PR (N) VI (N)
  • State T/E Status: AZ (HS)
  • State T/E Common Name: AZ (bush moss whisk fern)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU+ FACW+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(NI) 2(FACU+) 6(FACW+) 7(NI) C(NI*) H(FACU-)




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