Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1898

Aquatic (rooted), Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-

Look for it in still to slowly moving waters of ponds, lakes, beaver ponds, & swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic

LEAVES:
Plants consist of 1 or more flattened leaflike stems ("fronds")
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FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
1 stamen in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lemna perpusilla   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lemna perpusilla   FAMILY Lemnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 033-02-002:
Lemna perpusilla   FAMILY Lemnaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tiny Duckweed, Small Duckweed