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Sonoran Desert Plants
Marsilea vestita ssp.vestita (Hairy Water-clover,Hooked Pepperwort)

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 Marsilea vestita ssp.vestita

 Marsilea vestita ssp.vestita

Habitat: in water
Life Form: fern
Leaf Description: palmate leaves
Flower Color: no flowers
Spines: spineless
Family: Marsileaceae (water-clover family)
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, J. Malusa, and T.R. Van Devender. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 3. Ferns, lycopods, and gymnosperms. Phytoneuron 2013-37, 1-46 page 4 (4.0 MB pdf)

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