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Lemna minor (common duckweed)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Lemna minor, the common duckweed or lesser duckweed, is a species of Lemna (duckweed) with a subcosmopolitan distribution, native throughout most of Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, occurring everywhere that freshwater ponds and slow-moving streams occur, except for arctic and subarctic climates. It is not reported as native in Australasia or South America, though is naturalised there.
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Attributes

Bloom Period [1]  Summer
Drought Tolerance [1]  None
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Monoecious
Frost Free Days [1]  3 months 10 days
Fruit/Seed Begin [1]  Summer
Fruit/Seed End [1]  Summer
Growth Form [1]  Single Crown
Growth Period [1]  Summer
Growth Rate [1]  Rapid
Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Propagation [1]  Seed, Sprig
Seed Spread Rate [1]  Rapid
Seed Vigor [1]  High
Shape/Orientation [1]  Decumbent
Structure [4]  Herb
Usage [2]  The dried plant repels mosquitoes;
Vegetative Spread Rate [1]  Rapid
Flower Color [1]  Green
Foliage Color [1]  Green
Height [2]  0.394 inches (0.01 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 3 Low Temperature: -40 F° (-40 C°) → -30 F° (-34.4 C°)
Light Preference [3]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [3]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [3]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [3]  Submerged
Water Use [1]  High
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Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Predators

Consumers

Distribution

Cosmopolitan; Georgian Bay Islands National Park; Isle of Rum National Nature Reserve;

External References

USDA Plant Profile

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
4Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6Ecology of Commanster
7Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
8FEEDING ECOLOGY OF PINTAIL HENS DURING REPRODUCTION, GARY L. KRAPU, The Auk 91: 278-290. April 1974
9Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
10New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
11Dietary Overlap in Three Sympatric Congeneric Freshwater Turtles (Pseudemys) in Florida, Karen A. Bjorndal, Alan B. Bolten, Cynthia J. Lagueux and Dale R. Jackson, Chelonian Conservation Biology, 1997, 2(3):430-433
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License