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Genus: Marsilea — water-clover

This genus contains aquatic plants and only one species occurs in New England, where it was introduced. Its clover-shaped leaves float on the surface of water bodies and the plants are rooted in the substrate. It reproduces by spores, held in specialized structures called sporocarps. Reference: Johnson (1993).


Marsileaceae (pepperwort family)

This genus’s species in New England

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key