Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 033-02-000:
Lemna spp. FAMILY Lemnaceae
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SE-EPPC Aquatic Plant ID Workshop
The flattened, leaflike stems ("fronds") are light green, one root per frond, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
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Floating aquatic (one root per frond, and it floating); Forb
Native & non-native
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Plants consist of 1 or more flattened leaflike stems ("fronds")
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