Lemna minor

L. 1753

It inhabits the inland waters of Northern Hemisphere.
Blooming very rarely, it propagates mainly vegetatively.

The plant covers the surfaces of ponds. It is eaten by fish and water birds.
It consists of one leaf-shaped segment and one root.
Often a few species of Lemnoideae grow together.
Here you can see Spirodela polyrhiza (the larger plants) surrounded by Lemna minor.
A few plants between two fingers.
Plants in the winter, frozen in the ice.
A comparison of two aroids - an adult plant of Lemna minor on a leaf of semi-adult Alocasia odora.

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page created on 2006-03-15
last updated on 2012-10-16