Calflora
Taxon  Report   8348    
Wolffia columbiana  H. Karst.
Columbia water meal,  Columbian watermeal
Wolffia columbiana
© 2018 Scot Loring
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Wolffia columbiana
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Wolffia columbiana
© 2014 Robert Packard
Wolffia columbiana, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Wolffia columbiana
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: ARACEAE  
Genus: Wolffia
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bruniera columbiana
More information about  Wolffia columbiana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (WOCO)

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 15, 2018).

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