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Limnobium spongia (Bosc) Rich. ex Steud.
Frog's-bit, American spongeplant

Family: Hydrocharitaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central North America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Limnobium spongia has been found in the following 5 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Cypress Knee Slough Preserve Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native

Limnobium spongia has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native

Limnobium spongia has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
River Floodplain Lake