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Marsilea mutica - Water Clover

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Fern
Family: Marsileaceae (Water-clovers)
Origin: Asia, Central (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Synonyms: [M. quadrifolia, Hort.]
Height: <1 foot
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Marsilea mutica (Aquatic) (Water Clover) - As with all the Marsilea described, the foliage on this species resembles a four-leaf clover. This particular variety has reddish-brown stripes that split the darker green on the top half of the leaflets and the lighter green of the lower half. When the four leaflets are open, the pattern on the individual leaflets come together to create a charming design. It reaches 4 to 12 inches tall, spreads, and will grow in sun or shade. It does best when planted 4 inches to 9 inches below the surface of the water. It also will grow in damp soil. It is very cold hardy - it will take temperatures below 15 degrees F.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Marsilea mutica.
 
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