Water Fern

Name: Water Fern

Scientific name: Azolla filiculoides

Category: Moss and Lichen

Nature Stars: 20

What are nature stars?

About: A strange little floating plant, most similar to duck weeds but with numerous tiny overlapping leaves.

How to identify: Similar to duckweed from a distance, but very different up close, a greyish-green colour, turning red in the autumn.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: An introduced plant, originally from North America.

Photograph credit: randomtruth


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