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Lemna turionifera

Lemna turionifera Landolt

Turion Duckweed

Lemnaceae (Duckweed Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LETU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

Food for fish and waterfowl and habitat for aquatic invertebrates. Because of its high nutritive value, duckweeds have been used for cattle and pig feed in Africa, India, and southeast Asia. Sometimes used to remove nutrients from sewage effluent.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowering occasional in summer.

Distribution

USA: AK , AL , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , TX , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Aquatic: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL 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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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