Category Archives: Aquatics

Clover Fern

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Clover fern (Marsilea vestita) is another aquatic fern that does not resemble our visual idea of a fern. This member of the Marsilea Family (Marsileaceae) inhabits seasonally wet habitats such as vernal pools, pond margins, creek beds and muddy places … Continue reading

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Jekyll/Hyde Fern

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In my last post (on 05-13-20) an aquatic fern, red water fern (Azolla filiculoides) was presented. In addition to being physically different from our usual idea of a fern, red water fern, depending on one’s point of view, can be … Continue reading

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Red Water Fern

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In February, Leonard and I were walking along Abbott’s Lagoon Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore (California) with friends, Chris and Edith. Passing a pond covered in green and red, I was tempted to ignore that aquatic plant. Thankfully Chris, … Continue reading

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Greater Bladderwort

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Greater bladderwort (Utricularia macrorhiza) is a free-floating aquatic plant. The stems, which can grow to three feet or more in length, do not have roots and float or are partially submerged in ponds, lakes and sluggish streams from low to … Continue reading

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Bur-reed

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The bur-reeds are a widespread and highly variable group of plants. For example, some taxonomists separate narrow leaf bur-reed (Sparganium angustifolium) into at least three additional, separate species (emersum, siaplex and multipedunculatum) while others consider all four a single species, … Continue reading

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