Lemna aequinoctialis Welw.
Lemnaceae (Duckweed Family)
Synonym(s): Lemna angolensis, Lemna paucicostata, Lemna trinervis
USDA Symbol: LEAE2
Tiny floating plants often forming a carpetlike cover on the water’s surface.
Duckweeds are the simplest and among the smallest of flowering plants. They reproduce by making new plants from old ones. Duckweeds are especially relished by waterfowl, hence the common name.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Floats on the surface of the water.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , FL , GA , HI , IA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , NE , NM , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI
Native Distribution: Southern United States and southward; in East, Virginia south to Florida and north to southern Wisconsin and Nebraska; in Southwest, Texas west to California.
Native Habitat: Ponds, quiet water.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lemna aequinoctialis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lemna aequinoctialis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lemna aequinoctialis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-04-10
Research By: TWC Staff