Frogbit Family - Hydrocharitaceae
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A free-floating annual aquatic plant with thick, smooth, round floating leaves. Separate male and female flowers. The 3-petaled pistilate (female) flowers (one per plant) are white in color with a yellow spot in the center and about ½ inch wide. One to five staminate (male) flowers are contained in spathes borne on 1.5 inch long stalks.
Photographed on the Ducharme Road, Central Frontenac Township - late July