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Fairy Moss Azolla caroliniana

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
a-ZOL-luh kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-uh
Description

Azolla caroliniana is very short, growing less than 1 inch tall and is a water plant. Leaves are normally not eaten by fish. You should overwinter indoors. It is naturalized in shallow ponds, ditches and sluggish streams.

 

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#water garden#green#red leaves#streams#ponds#ditches
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#water garden#green#red leaves#streams#ponds#ditches
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Azolla
    Species:
    caroliniana
    Family:
    Salviniaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Americas
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are not showy.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Fronds
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has lacy, bright green fronds that turn reddish in full sun and during fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden