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Lemna minor Linnaeus. Section: Lemna. Common Duckweed. Hab: Still to slowly moving waters of ponds, lakes, beaver ponds, and swamps. Dist: Widespread in the Northern Hemisphere; scattered in the Southern Hemisphere, where perhaps in part introduced.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = AqW, Ar, FNA22, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Ok, Pa, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, Landolt (1980), Landolt (1986); > Lemna cyclostasa Elliott (Chevallier ex C.H. Thompson – S, S13; < Lemna minor L. – C, F, G, GrPl, RAB, W, WV, (also see L. obscura); > Lemna minor L. – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Lemna minor, Duckweed Pond, Oconee River Floodplain, Riverbend Wildlife Management Area, Laurens County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷


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