Genus Byblis

The most elaborate interpretation of her story is that of Ovid, and runs as follows.

Species in the genus Byblis of plants

Byblis aquatica - Byblis aquatica is an annual plant with a usually unbranching central stem supported by fine, fibrous roots. The central stem can reach a length of 45 cm. , although it is only able to support its own weight during early growth . After that it leans on neighboring plants for support, eventually toppling and growing horizontally along the ground or water surface, with only the growth tip growing uprightly.