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WatermealScientific Name: Wolffia spp.
•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.