Taxon: Hydrocharis morsus-ranae L.

Genus: Hydrocharis
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Subfamily: Hydrocharitoideae
Nomen number: 419827
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1036. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-Feb-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide Can J Pl Sci 83:1001-1016. 2003)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan
    • Middle Asia: Uzbekistan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Iran ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Catling, P. M. et al. 2003. The biology of Canadian weeds. 124. Hydrocharis morsus-ranae L. Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 83:1001-1016.
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • National Plant Board National Plant Board federal and state quarantine summaries. 2008- (NPB State Noxweed)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)

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