Monday, March 9, 2009

Wetland Plant of the Week #8

Limnobium spongia

"American Frog's-Bit"

American frog’s-bit is a Florida native, obligate monocot and member of the Hydrocharitaceae that can be found as either rooted or free floating.

Christopher Taylor from Catalogue of Organisms has does a magnificent job at detailing some characteristic taxonomy of the Hydrocharitaceae in a recent blog post – I very much encourage you to take a look!

To my astonishment, I didn’t have any pictures of Limnobium in my personal collection; this photo was pirated from the University of Florida’s Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants website here.

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