Carolina Mosquitofern (Azolla caroliniana)

  • Carolina Mosquitofern (Azolla Caroliniana)
    Credit: User:SB_Johnny | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Carolina Mosquitofern (Azolla Caroliniana)
    Credit: T.Voekler | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Azolla Caroliniana, or more commonly know as Carolina 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 Caroliniana or Carolina Mosquitofern's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Azolla
  • Family: Azollaceae
  • Order: Hydropteridales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) PR (N) CAN (I)
  • State T/E Status: IN (T) NY (EV)
  • State T/E Common Name: IN (Carolina mosquito-fern) NY (mosquito-fern)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL) 3(OBL) 5(OBL) 6(OBL) 7(OBL) 8(NI) 9(NI) C(OBL)

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