Spirodela polyrhiza

Common Names: Common duckmeat, greater duckweed, common duckweed, duckmeat
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Duckweeds

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
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.