Genus: Azolla

mosquito fern

These small, aquatic ferns float on the surface of the water or are sometimes found stranded on mud. The leaf blades lack hairs on the upper surface (compare with Salvinia). Reference: Lumpkin (1993).

Family

Azollaceae (mosquito fern family)

This Genus’s Species in New England:

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