Pacific Mosquitofern (Azolla filiculoides)


Azolla Filiculoides, or more commonly know as Pacific 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 Filiculoides or Pacific Mosquitofern's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Azolla
  • Family: Azollaceae
  • Order: Hydropteridales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) HI (I) CAN (I)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(NI) 7(OBL) 8(NI) 9(OBL) 0(OBL) H(OBL)

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