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Products > Marsilea vestita
 
Marsilea vestita - California Marsilea

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

 
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.  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 vestita.
 
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