Frogbit bareroot (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)

Hydrocharis morsus-ranae. A floating aquatic plant with runners producing tufts of leaves. White flowers producing crumpled petals with yellow spot near base. Floating. Flowers: July-Aug. Zone E (despatched May – October)

Update Wednesday 19th May 2021: All outstanding orders for this species will be delivered in early June. We apologise for the delay, the cold weather in April and early May has slowed the development of these plants markedly. We are not taking any further orders for them at this time.

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Description

It is a small floating plant resembling a small water lily. It bears small, three-petalled white flowers. The floating leaves are kidney-shaped and grow in rosettes on the water surface, with the roots hanging down into the water column but not normally touching bottom. Frogbit is fast growing and spreads rapidly by stolons, surviving the winter as dormant turions which rest on the bottom, rising again to the surface in spring. Likes slow moving freshwater such as ponds and canals, flowers in July-August.