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Frog's Bit

Scientific Name:  Limnobium spongia  

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Leaves spade-shaped and often curled upward on sides; leaves point upward; leaf stalks not bulbous at base but rather firm with ridges; leaf veins webbed.
Also has small floating leaves that are heart-shaped.
Plant has feathery white roots.
Forms thick mats growing out from shoreline.

Limnobium spongia taken by Graves Lovell

Limnobium spongia taken by Graves Lovell

Limnobium spongia taken by Graves Lovell

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