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Wolffia

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
WOLF-ee-ah
Description

The smallest flowering plant in the world; can become invasive.

Habitat: Still to slowly moving waters of ponds, lakes, beaver ponds, and swamps

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#invasive#water garden#perennial#spadix#not showy#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains OBL#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#invasive#water garden#perennial#spadix#not showy#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains OBL#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Wolffia
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Water Plant
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spadix
    Flower Description:
    Wolffia lays flat on the water surface resembling a green floating carpet. The plant has a non-showy flower.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Songbirds