Dwarf Four Leaf Clover

Dwarf Four Leaf Clover
English Common Name
Dwarf Four Leaf Clover
Scientific name
Marsilea crenata
Order: Marsiles, Family: Marsileaceae
10 mm – 15 mm, the part above the ground.
Species Distribution
Within Japan, it can be found near Amamioshima, Okinoerabujima, Kagoshima prefecture, Okinawa and Miyako Islands. Overseas, distribution is from Southeast Asia from Taiwan to Indonesia.
Okinawan Common Name
Japan Red List of Threatened Species: Endangered
In Nansei Islands and southward, this species inhabits with closely related species, Marsilea quadrifolia. If the ground is wet enough, this species can live above ground, too, but it is an aquatic fern that grows in water.

Updated November 2018

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