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Lemna gibba

Lemna gibba L.

Gibbous Duckweed, Inflated Duckweed, Swollen Duckweed

Lemnaceae (Duckweed family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LEGI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Small fronds, less than 1/2 inch long, floating on the surface of the water.
Fruit: Utricle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers rather frequently. Flowers inconspicuous.

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , IL , IN , MS , MT , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , TX , UT , WY
Native Habitat: Floating in nutrient-rich quiet waters.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lemna gibba in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lemna gibba in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lemna gibba

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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