Carolinas and Georgia

1459

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Spirodela polyrrhiza   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spirodela polyrrhiza   FAMILY Lemnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 033-01-002:
Spirodela polyrrhiza   FAMILY Lemnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Spirodela polyrhiza

 

COMMON NAME:
Greater Duckweed, Duckmeat, Minnow-fole, Giant Duckweed


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Look for it in still to slowly moving waters of ponds, lakes, beaver ponds, and swamps, per Weakley's Flora

Floating aquatic (2+ roots per frond, the roots floating); Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
-

FLOWER:
Unisexual
1 stamen in staminate flowers

FRUIT:

 

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Spirodela polyrrhiza   FAMILY Araceae

Greater Duckweed, Duckmeat, Minnow-fole, Giant Duckweed