Lemna trisulca L.
Lemnaceae (Duckweed Family)
USDA Symbol: LETR
Duckweeds are useful as a water crop as they can acclimatize themselves to almost all growing conditions, with some thriving in manure-rich or eutrophic waters. They reproduce quickly, extending over large surface areas, and are easily harvested. Their high fat and protein content makes them a source of food for animals and poultry.
Duckweeds have potential in wastewater treatment, absorbing excess nutrients from surface waters, including phosphorus and ammonias, reducing suspended solids, and reducing biochemical oxygen demand.
Eaten by Blue Herons and Moose. (Rook)
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NS , NT , NU , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Swamp/Marsh,Fresh Water Aquatic
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lemna trisulca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lemna trisulca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lemna trisulca
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff