water clover

Marsilea vestita

The water clover is a native plant to New Mexico. It lives in wet areas like ponds and rivers. 7

By Bryan (13) and Forrest (12) from Albuquerque Sign Language Academy

The water clover is a native plant to New Mexico. It lives in wet areas like ponds and rivers, They can also live in woodlands that have water. The water clover is 8 inches tall. This plant is also part of the robust perennial which means a plant that has a normal 2 year lifespan. The water clover is a four leaf clover that lives in the water, and is green all the way through. The water clover is a bright lightish green. The water clover can have tree leaves, and we have genetically changed it.

Water clovers can be used in medicine that cure many different diseases including Anti-Inflammatory disease, Diuretic (“causing increased passing of urine.”), depurative (herbs that are considered to have purifying and detoxifying effects. ), Febrifuge (a medicine used to reduce fever), is a refrigerant chemical that produces a cooling effect while expanding or vaporizing, (Herbs). Water clovers are also able to heal snake bites. Did you know that this plant can be made into a juice? Water clovers can be a risk to our health if you eat too much. Water clovers contain Thiaminase which steals our body's vitamin B. Vitamin B helps your blood stay healthy and it helps make DNA.

(Work cited)
“Plant Database.” Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin, www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=mama9.

“Medicinal Herbs Water Clover Marsilea Quadrifolia.” Medicinal Herbs: WATER CLOVER - Marsilea Quadrifolia, www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/m/marsilea-quadrifolia=water-clover.php

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