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Wolffia brasiliensis

Wolffia brasiliensis Weddell

Brazilian Watermeal, South American Water Meal, Water-meal

Lemnaceae (Duckweed family)

Synonym(s): Bruniera punctata, Wolffia papulifera, Wolffia punctata

USDA Symbol: WOBR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Tiny fronds, less than 1/8 inch long, floating on the surface of the water.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers rarely. Flowers inconspicuous.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CA , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Native Habitat: Floating in quiet waters with moderate to high levels of nutrients.

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.

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

Metadata

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

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