Re: Lemna and other duckweeds
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- Subject: Re: Lemna and other duckweeds
- From: Aroideae@aol.com
- Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 19:27:46 -0500 (CDT)
thankyou for the information! aroids are amazing! no wonder we're 'hooked'.
<< Lynn --
The common name is "watermeal." As I recall, Wolffia is the world's
smallest flowering plant. Looks like bright green poppy seeds floating
on the water. I've had it get 1/2" or more thick in aquariums, where one
has to be careful that it doesn't get sucked up into a filter, eaten by
fish or snails, or overwhelmed by it's larger "cousins." I've carefully
kept Wolffia going for years in cultivation but, despite rapid vegetative
reproduction, I just can't imagine how this plant survives in the wild!