Calflora
Taxon  Report   4657    
Lemna minor  L.
Smaller duckweed
Lemna minor
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lemna minor
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Lemna minor
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Lemna minor, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Lemna minor
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Family: ARACEAE  
Genus: Lemna
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lemna cyclostasa
PLANTS: Lemna minima
More information about  Lemna minor
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LEMI3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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