A floating freshwater plant with creeping stems that bear clusters of small rounded leaves.
Two species in the family Hydrocharitaceae: Eurasian frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) and American frogbit (Hydromystria laevigatum)‘Other species found during the survey include coontail, fragrant waterlily, American pondweed, duckweed, American frogbit, cattail, soft-stem bulrush, and arrowhead.’
- ‘Since its introduction in Ottawa, European frogbit has become one of the dominant plants in many eastern-Ontario wetlands, and has reduced native plant biodiversity.’
- ‘European frogbit can displace native aquatic plants and deplete dissolved oxygen levels, impacting fish and wildlife.’
- ‘I have about 25% of the surface covered with frogbits.’
- ‘However, I have a feeling that this floater takes in lots of nutrients as my frogbits are growing yellow.’
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