Azolla

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Synonyms for Azolla

a genus of fern sometimes placed in its own family Azollaceae

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Ponds - Before you leave, check the surface of your pond for floating pond plants such as fairy moss, Azolla, duckweed or Lemna and clear off any excess.
The likes of floating pennywort, Australian swamp stonecrop, water balsam, parrot's feather and fairy moss grow very quickly.
If you want the surface of the water covered with small floating plants, add duckweed (Lemna), or fairy moss (Azolla).
Discounting the tree variety and the tiny aquatic fern sold as fairy moss for ponds, garden ferns vary from about a foot or so high to giants, which have fronds reaching about 5ft.
Fairy moss is probably the most widely grown and has half-inch ferny fronds that spread over the water surface.
Other easy-care plants suitable for small ponds include water hyacinths, umbrella grass and fairy moss.
One of the smallest ferns available is fairy moss, or fairy fern, the tiny floating fern for ponds which multiplies rapidly in summer to provide shade.
Add floating plants such as fairy moss to shade the surface and prevent further algae growth.
Thin out any floating weeds, such as fairy moss or duckweed before you leave and, if it is a problem, take out as much blanketweed as you can to prevent the pond becoming choked while you are away.
Azolla caroliniana, or fairy moss, is a floating plant with small half-inch ferny fronds that spread over the surface of the water.