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Salvinia molesta D.S.Mitch.
Aquarium watermoss

Salvinia molesta
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Salviniaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: 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: Cultivated

Other data on Salvinia molesta available from :


Salvinia molesta has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized

Salvinia molesta has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland

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Salvinia molesta
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Salvinia molesta
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Salvinia molesta
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr