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Wolffia borealis (Northern watermeal)
Smith, R.W.

Wolffia borealis

Wolffia borealis (Engelm. ex Hegelm.) Landolt ex Landolt & Wildi

Northern Watermeal

Lemnaceae (Duckweed Family)

Synonym(s): Wolffia punctata

USDA Symbol: WOBO

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Floating water plant.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: This species rarely flowers. Reproduction is normally clonal by budding.

Distribution

USA: CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA
Canada: AB , BC , ON , QC

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: 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 Wolffia borealis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Wolffia borealis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Wolffia borealis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-08-05
Research By: JAM

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