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Watermeal

Scientific Name: Wolffia spp.
 
Distinguishing Characteristics:
Very tiny, rootless floating plant; slightly larger than a grain of sand.
Resembles a blue-green algae bloom from a distance.
Forms a 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. Often found in association with duckweeds.
Wolfia spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Wolfia spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Wolfia spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Wolfia spp. taken by Graves Lovell

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