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Botanical name: Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
Other names: Frogbit, Frog's bit
Species: H. morsus-ranae - H. morsus-ranae is a free-floating aquatic plant forming rosettes small, deciduous kidney-shaped leaves that float on the surface and three-petalled, pure-white flowers with yellow eyes in the summer.
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae is: Deciduous
Flower: White in Summer
Foliage: Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light green in Autumn
Habit: Mat Forming
Propagation: It sends out stolons (runners) which form new plantlets. . REGISTER to read more...
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (Frogbit) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Aquatic, Low Maintenance
Cultivation: Free-floating plant which likes clear water. Should be encouraged in garden ponds as it is endangered.
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Frogbit resembles a tiny waterlily and is one of very few really attractive floating plants found in Britain. In winter, the plant is dormant and buds become buried in mud beneath the water. This is an excellent and attractive plant for a garden pond and provides cover for tadpoles, small fish, dragonfly larvae and a variety of other invertebrates. It is a close relative of the water-soldier.
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