Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2731

Floating aquatic (one root per frond, and it floating); Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native & non-native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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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 spp.   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 033-02-000:
Lemna spp.   FAMILY Lemnaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Duckweed


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image of Lemna spp., Small Duckweed

JK Marlow    jkm0303d_21a

March    Beaufort County    SC

Hunting Island State Park

image of Lemna spp., Small Duckweed

JK Marlow    jkm080301_089

March    Charleston County    SC

Santee Coastal Reserve

image of Lemna spp., Small Duckweed

JK Marlow    jkm080301_089b

March    Charleston County    SC

Santee Coastal Reserve

image of Lemna spp., Small Duckweed

JK Marlow    jkm080301_092

March    Charleston County    SC

Santee Coastal Reserve

image of Lemna spp., Small Duckweed

JK Marlow    jkm160914_179

September        

SE-EPPC Aquatic Plant ID Workshop

image of Lemna spp., Small Duckweed

JK Marlow    jkm160914_181

September        

SE-EPPC Aquatic Plant ID Workshop

The flattened, leaflike stems ("fronds") are light green, one root per frond, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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