Cabomba is a genus of aquatic plants in the family Cabombaceae, commonly known as water-shield or fanwort. These plants are native to North and South America, but they have been introduced to other parts of the world, where they have become invasive species in some cases.
Cabomba plants are rooted in the substrate of freshwater habitats such as ponds, lakes, and slow-moving streams. They have feathery, finely divided leaves arranged in whorls around the stem, and they produce small, white or yellow flowers that float on the surface of the water.
In the aquarium hobby, Cabomba plants are popular for their attractive appearance and their ability to absorb excess nutrients from the water. However, they can be challenging to maintain in the right conditions, as they require high light intensity and nutrient-rich water. They are also prone to shedding their leaves and can become tangled with other plants in the aquarium.