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DuckweedScientific Name: Lemna spp.
•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.