Limnobium spongia

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Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Water surface
Difficulty: easy
Growth: fast
See also: Limnobium laevigatum
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Range and localities: 

Osten und Südosten von Nordamerika


Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
  • free-floating (surface)
Botanical name [?]: Limnóbium spóngia (Bosc) Steud.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Limnobium

Description: 

Limnobium spongia, the North-American frogbit, occurs from Canada down to the south-east of the USA in stagnant or slow-flowing waters as floating plant or as marsh plant on muddy ground. This species is only rarely in cultivation today. It differs from Limnobium laevigatum (found in Central to South America) by its leaves which are of a more distinct heart shape and have a more pronounced tip.

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