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Salvinia molesta
giant salvinia water ferns
Salvinia molesta Salviniaceae
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common names
  giant salvinia
  kariba weed
  water fern
  aquarium watermoss
  African payal
  kariba-weed
accepted scientific name
  Salvinia molesta D.S. Mitch.
rules for finding collection records
  Salvinia molesta (100)
family name
  Salviniaceae
Image Author: ©2006 John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern Flora
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Aquatic Plants, Fern-like Plants
Fern Category: Fern
Plant Observed 3rd week of March thru 2nd week of December

How Likely at this Location (12%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
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Riparian
Aquatic
Native Plant Status
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native Not Native
native Not Present

Invasive in some regions.
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