Occasionally also called as Water Poppy is a small floating plant resembling Water Lily. It has submerged roots, and bears small green and white flowers. The small floating Frogbit is fast growing, and is native to Europe and parts of Asia.
Was introduced to Canada in the 1930s, and is now considered a pest as it colonizes waterways, forming dense masses of vegetation on the surface. Nowadays considered an invasive menace in eastern Canada and the northeast USA, around the Great Lakes, where it threatens native biodiversity.
Widely cultivated in aquaria.