Mexican mosquito fern (Azolla mexicana) is a tropical to subtropical species of floating aquatic fern that can form thick extensive mats in lakes, ponds, ditches, and quiet areas of streams. It is found globally in North, Central, and South America, and reaches the northern limit of its range in south-central British Columbia. This recovery strategy represents the best available scientific knowledge on what is required to achieve recovery of the Mexican Mosquito Fern. It outlines what is and what is not known about the species, identifies threats, and describes what should be done to mitigate those threats. The recovery goal for Mexican mosquito fern is to protect and maintain extant populations, and to re-introduce the species at extirpated sites, if deemed necessary.
Southern Interior Rare Plants Recovery Team. 2008. Recovery Strategy for the Mexican mosquito fern (Azolla mexicana) in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment. BC Recovery Strategy (Species at Risk)
Topic: Recovery Planning
Keywords: species at risk, SARA, recovery planning
Scientific Name: Azolla mexicana
English Name: Mexican Mosquito Fern
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