Wetland ferns – Salvinaceae

 

Floating ferns are common at Palo Verde. Here are two of the three common species: Salvinia minima (the larger green) and Azolla (the smaller red).  Another common wetland fern that is fairly peculiar is the large Acrostichum aureum seen in the background of the first photo in this post. Salvinia minima and Azolla - 09.16.2010 - 11.14.24

Salvinia minima and Azolla - 09.16.2010 - 11.14.36Salvinia minima and Azolla - 09.16.2010 - 11.14.40