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South American Spongeplant or Frog’s Bit

Limnobium spongia

 A floating to rooted stoloniferous perennial. Floating rosettes send runners out into the water, the ends of
which form juvenile plants. Juvenile form has thick, spongy, floating ovate to spatulate leaves, usually with
rounded tips and on an inflated stalk. Juvenile leaves and sometimes mature leaves have a patch of spongy tissue (aerenchyma) on lower surfaces. (from Weed Control Handbook)

Plant Details

Habitat Noteswater bodies
Mature Heightup to two feet tall
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