General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Other: important foodsource for fish and birds (ducks) rich in protein and fats
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Uses: Water gardens
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: The aquatic plant rarely blooms but propagates itself by self-division
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Common Duckweed
  • Duckweed

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Location: My pond in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2011-03-13
Location: My pond in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-07-04
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2013-08-14
Ducks (mallard, Anas platyrhynchos) and painted turtle (Chrysemys
Location: Fairfax, VA | November, 2023
Date: 2023-11-13
Location: Lancaster County Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-07-21
Photo by Jai_Ganesha
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-03
Location: Edinburg, Texas | July, 2023

Photo by Leo Michels
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.

Photo by Kurt Stüber
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Froggy in the duckweed! by wcgypsy Dec 26, 2012 3:09 PM 6

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