Calflora
Taxon  Report   10786 
Azolla microphylla  Kaulf.
Mexican mosquito fern
Azolla microphylla
© 2016 Ryan Batten
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Azolla microphylla
© 2018 joaquin hale
Azolla microphylla
© 2013 Trent M. Draper
Azolla microphylla, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
formerly Azolla mexicana
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Azolla microphylla
© 2016 Ryan Batten
Family: AZOLLACEAE  
Genus: Azolla
Communities:
Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: freshwater-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Azolla mexicana
More information about  Azolla microphylla
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 27, 2018).

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