Pest Photo

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Feathered mosquitofern

Azolla pinnata

Feathered mosquitofern (Azolla pinnata) is an invasive plant. It is a native of Africa and Asia and was first detected in North Carolina in 1999.

Free floating aquatic plant typically found in clusters or in larges surface mats, which interfere with boating, fishing and recreational activities as well as degrade water quality by reducing oxygen levels and limiting light to native plants. .

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.