Salvinia minima is an aquatic floating plant, rootless aquatic fern. Also Known as Water Spangles or Common Salvinia. It consists of horizontal stems that float just below the water surface that produce a pair of floating or emergent leaves. Floating and emergent leaves are green. Plants bear a third leaf that is brown, highly divided and dangles underwater. Submersed leaves are commonly mistaken as roots. They may grow to great lengths, and by creating drag, act to stabilize the plant. They are usually around 1 inch in size. The leaves of Salvinia minima are small and oval, ranging from 0.4 to 2 centimeters in length. This species is similar to but should not be confused with Giant Salvinia.
NOTE: Each portion is around 1-2 oz, which is around 1 handful