OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Limnobium spongia   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Limnobium spongia   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 028-04-001:
Limnobium spongia   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Limnobium spongia

 

COMMON NAME:
American Frogsbit, Spongeplant


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September        

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Leaves long-stalked with floating or emergent blades, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Limnobium spongia   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Limnobium spongia   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 028-04-001:
Limnobium spongia   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Limnobium spongia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2985

Emergent aquatic that also has floating leaves (rooted); Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: swamps, marshes, ponds, pools, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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