Can you name this floating plant?
Can you please help me identify this plant:
Floating Freshwater Plants - a set on Flickr
Frogbit. I think...
Anybody knows maybe the scientific name of my 'frogbit' variety?
check the underside of the normal frogbit plant. I think your leaves are all upside down... or are growing upside down...
Those aren't frogbit.
That's the way they grow. The name is escaping me... but I've definately seen that plant before.
-edit- It's salvinia.
I do not think anything is upside down here...
I got a name 'Salvinia' on the other forum.
I think pictures match salvinia much better than frogbit.
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That is Salvinia, probably Salvinia molesta though it is frequently identified as S. auriculata. The cell structure must be examined to differentiate the species in the S. auriculata complex. This species may be a hybrid according to Kasselmann. Whatever you call it, is is in my view a very beautiful floating plant. The upper surface of the leaves take on a silvery green tone which is quite lovely.
I thought I had included this plant in our plant profiles, but no; another for my list.
It looks like the hairs cause water to bead!
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