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Marsilea vestita Hook. & Grev.
Hariy waterclover

Marsilea vestita
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Marsileaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Central and western North America, the West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba), Mexico and a disjunct population in South America (Peru). Sometimes cultivated and naturalized elsewhere, including Florida.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Assumed to be Cultivated

Comments: The Miami-Dade County record (FTG) is based on a greenhouse specimen collected by W.S. Philips in 1937. Recently collected in a ditch in Collier County: see University of Florida online collections catalog.

Synonyms: M. mucronata, M. uncinata.

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Marsilea vestita has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County


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Marsilea vestita
Copyright by: Shirley Denton