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Greater Duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza

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Phonetic Spelling
spy-roh-DEL-uh pol-ee-RY-za
Description

'Greater Duckweed' is a perennial aquatic plant found in slow-moving or still waters of ponds, bogs, lakes, and swamps all over the world.

'Greater Duckweed' is a floating aquatic plant in quiet freshwaters. The underside of the leaf is purplish-red.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#spadix#swamps#ponds#bogs#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains OBL#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#spadix#swamps#ponds#bogs#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains OBL#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Spirodela
    Species:
    polyrhiza
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    All over the world.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spadix
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms (rarely) from June to July.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Attracts:
    Songbirds