mosquito fern

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Related to mosquito fern: Azolla, water fern
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Noun1.mosquito fern - small free-floating aquatic fern from the eastern United States to tropical America; naturalized in western and southern Europe
aquatic fern, water fern - ferns that grow in water
Azolla, genus Azolla - a genus of fern sometimes placed in its own family Azollaceae
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an Old World mosquito fern, was found to be naturalized in waterways of southern Florida near Jupiter in May 2007 (Bodle 2008).
Those experiments determined that the Australian weevil, already successfully established in South Africa, won't eat benign North American plants like mosquito fern, Azolla caroliniana, or water clover, Marsilea vestita.
AzOLLA {ah-ZOH-la} Lamarck 1783 * Mosquito Ferns * [Greek azo, to dry, and ollyo, to kill; alluding to the possibility of drought killing this aquatic fern.