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Duckweed

Scientific Name: Lemna spp.
 
Distinguishing Characteristics:
Tiny floating plant of 2 to 3 joined fronds that are usually less than 1/8 – inches wide; fronds are often shoe-shaped.
Each frond has a single root dangling below it.
Forms layer on surface that is at the will of the wind; may cover an entire pond if conditions are calm; heavy infestations can shade sunlight required for oxygen synthesis and fish productivity.
Lemna spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Lemna spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Lemna spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Lemna spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Lemna spp. taken by Graves Lovell

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