Duckweed Overview

Description Duckweed forms a fast-growing cover over pond and other water garden surfaces. Its free-floating network of disc-shape leaves spreads in a textured mat that looks like thyme foliage. The leaves, actually fronds, send out new foliage from their margins. Duckweed is a fast grower and will require thinning frequently. It is a source of nutrition for many forms of wildlife.
Genus Name Lemna aequinoctialis
Common Name Duckweed
Plant Type Water Plant
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 6 to 6 inches
Special Features Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Zones 10, 11, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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