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pszemol 12-16-2010 12:42 PM

Can you name this floating plant?
Can you please help me identify this plant:
Floating Freshwater Plants - a set on Flickr

SinCrisis 12-16-2010 01:06 PM

Frogbit. I think...

pszemol 12-16-2010 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by SinCrisis (Post 535838)
Frogbit. I think...

That was the common name it was sold to me under, but I am googling pictures with this name and neither one looks like my plant...
Anybody knows maybe the scientific name of my 'frogbit' variety?

SinCrisis 12-16-2010 02:04 PM

check the underside of the normal frogbit plant. I think your leaves are all upside down... or are growing upside down...

redchigh 12-16-2010 03:39 PM

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.

pszemol 12-16-2010 03:40 PM

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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Byron 12-16-2010 07:19 PM

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.

nomel 12-24-2010 08:32 PM

It looks like the hairs cause water to bead!

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