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Hydrocharis morsus-ranae

Frogbit

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourWhite, base yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy grey green

Description

Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (Frogbit). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Long, rooting; over-wintering as bud. ROOT: Fibrous. HAIRS: Absent STIPULES: Present, large, translucent. LEAF-STALK: Longer than blade. BRACTS: Broad, translucent. FLOWER STALK: Longer than flower. SEPALS: 3, oval. PETALS: 3, nearly circular, crumpled. STAMENS: 12, shorter than petals. STIGMA: 1, 2-lobed on each of 6 styles. OVARY: 1, below petals, 6-celled. SEEDS: Many, sticky-coated.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Aquatic

Origin

Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Aquatic

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • Soil pH9.0
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Detaching young plantlets as required.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaves may be disfigured by water snails.

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