Marsilea quadrifolia L.

Water Clover, Water Shamrock

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Plant

Sublevel 1: Fern Clade

Sublevel 2: Fern

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Family: Marsileaceae

Genus: Marsilea

Species: Marsilea quadrifolia

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Introduced

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: Yes

Listing:
CT Invasive Plant List
IPANE List

Rarity Designations: None

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Photoautotroph

Type of Spores/Gametophytes: Two types of spores, unisexual gametophytes

HABITAT

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

PHOTOS OF Marsilea quadrifolia

PHOTOS OF SPECIES ASSOCIATIONS