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A picture of a Frogbit

Frogbit

Hydrocharis morsus-ranae

Also known as

European Frog's-Bit, Common Frogbit, Frog's-Bit

Hydrocharis by Christian Fischer (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

1m

1cm

Min

50cm

7 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Frogbit

Some Hydrocharis morsus-ranae growing in a pond
A close up of a white Hydrocharis morsus-ranae flower with a yellow centre
Blossoms and swimming leaves of Hydrocharis morsus-ranae.
A close up of a pile of green Hydrocharis morsus-ranae plants with a white flower
A close up of some white Hydrocharis morsus-ranae flowers

Frogbit Overview

Hydrocharis morsus-ranae is an aquatic perennial species in the Hydrocharitaceae family. It floats on the surface of water bodies, producing rounded, leathery, heart-shaped leaves up to 3cm in width. Pretty white flowers with 3 petals and yellow centres are produced in the summer, they measure 2-3cm in width.

Common problems with Frogbit

How to propagate Frogbit

Seed

Division

Special features of Frogbit

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Frogbit

Aquatic