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Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn.
Watersprite

Ceratopteris thalictroides
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Pteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Short Lived Perennial

Native Range: Scattered in the southern United States (where apparently introduced in part), the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Ceratopteris thalictroides available from :

Ceratopteris thalictroides has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Doubtfully Present
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Ceratopteris thalictroides has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Charlotte County Recorded as Present in Error
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Glades County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Mainland) Not Native, Naturalized

Ceratopteris thalictroides has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland

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Ceratopteris thalictroides
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ceratopteris thalictroides
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat in Manatee County, Florida