Also called (and spelled) common frogbit.

Part of family Hydrocharitaceae.

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe and part of Asia.   Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🌐︎ various Invasive > 🇨🇦 Canada, 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan prohibited in Michigan, incl. seeds, fragments and derivatives  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Treatment methods and timing (40-45°N lat.)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file treatment details (Michigan)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (pages 3, 8, 9, 10 and 19)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Plant List by Seneca Nation of Indians.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 62)


Video above or to left is of Frogbit; Removing invasive species from West Michigan, an interview about invasive species with Drew Rayner, Coordinator of the West Michigan CISMA, posted by Lindsay Hoffman, Fox17 News.

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