Taxon  Report   10623    
Limnobium spongia  (Bosc) Rich. ex Steud.
American spongeplant
Limnobium spongia
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Limnobium spongia
© 2016 Angelique Herman
Limnobium spongia
© 2016 Angelique Herman
Limnobium spongia, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Limnobium spongia
© 2016 Angelique Herman
Genus: Limnobium
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hydrocharis cordifolia
PLANTS: Hydrocharis spongia
ICPN: Limnobium laevigatum
More information about  Limnobium spongia
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).