Common Names: Common duckmeat, greater duckweed, common duckweed, duckmeat
While sometimes referred to as an algae, it is an aquatic plant. It can be found nearly worldwide in many types of freshwater habitat. It is a perennial, usually growing in dense colonies, forming a mat on the water surface. Each plant is a smooth, round, flat disc one half to one centimeter wide. It produces several minute roots. It also produces a pouch containing male and female flowers.
Primary Flower Color: Green
Secondary Flower Color: Green