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Lesser Duckweed
Lemna minor

Lesser Duckweed (Lemna minor) Other common names: Common Duckweed

Other scientific names: Lemna minuta

French names: Lenticule mineure

Family: Arum Family (Araceae), (Duckweed Family (Lemnaceae))

Distinctive features: Tiny floating plants.

Habitat: Wet Areas

Native/Non-native: Native

Notes: There are several species of Duckweed in Ontario, and they are difficult to tell apart.

Photographs: 126 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Lesser Duckweed (Lemna minor) plant

Lesser Duckweed are tiny plants that live on the surface of small ponds.

Lesser Duckweed (Lemna minor) plant

Closeup viwe of a single Lesser Duckweed plant.

Lesser Duckweed (Lemna minor) plant underside

Underside of a plant.

Lesser Duckweed (Lemna minor)

A small mass of several plants.

Lesser Duckweed (Lemna minor)

Lesser Duckweed growing on the pond surface.

Lesser Duckweed (Lemna minor)

Lesser Duckweed (Lemna minor)

Here's what a pond covered with Lesser Duckweed look like.

Lesser Duckweed (Lemna minor)

Great Blue Heron tracks through Lesser Duckweed.

Range map for Lesser Duckweed (Lemna minor)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)