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Marsilea vestita - California Marsilea

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Fern
Family: Marsileaceae (Water-clovers)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: <1 foot
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Marsilea vestita (Aquatic) (California Marsilea) - Compared to the other Marsilea we grow which have distinct markings or silver gray leaves, this species is plain but it is still quite attractive and is our native Marsillea so we really like it. The perfectly-formed wedge-shaped leaflets are a medium green, except the new growth which has a bronzy tinge. It will grow to as much as 12 inches tall, and can be planted in water up to 9 inches deep, or in a moist soil, and will do well in the full sun or partial shade. It is said to retain its green color through the winter. It is hardy to about 20 degrees F.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Marsilea vestita (Aquatic)
 
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