Azolla caroliniana Willd.

New leaves are green, turning red over time. The leaves often overlap

Azolla grows floating on water surface

Red colored Azolla is growing with Lemna and Ricciacarpus

There is one root per stem

  • Scientific Name: Azolla caroliniana Willd.
  • Common Name: Mosquito fern, Carolinina mosquitofern
  • Group: Ferns
  • Family: Azollaceae (Mosquitofern family)
  • Wetland Indicator Category: OBL
  • Annual
  • Growth Form: Floating
  • Grows on the surface of quiet ponds and freshwater marshes