Lemna
duckweed
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Lemna minorcommon duckweed, lesser duckweed, water lentil
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast; cosmopolitan.
Habitat: In standing or slow-moving fresh water
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - October
Growth Duration: perennial
Lemna minutaleast duckweed
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to California, east across the U.S. in scattered locations to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Floating on surface of calm water or on face of vertical rock seeps.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-September
Growth Duration: perennial
Lemna trisulcaivy duckweed, ivy-leaved duckweed, star duckweed
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across much of North America to the Atlantic Coast; cosmopolitan.
Habitat: Quiet streams and standing fresh water.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-September
Growth Duration: perennial
Lemna turioniferaturion duckweed
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across much of North America to the Atlantic Coast; also in Eurasia.
Habitat: In standing or slow-moving fresh water.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-October
Growth Duration: perennial