Identification and Control of Duckweed & Watermeal

Date of Publication
December 7, 2021
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Duckweed and watermeal species are classified as floating aquatic plants. Floating aquatic plants are completely free-floating, where no parts of the plant (including roots) are anchored to the pond bottom. Duckweed and watermeal grow in ponds, lakes, canals, lagoons, bayous, and sluggish streams. They are typically found in nutrient-rich waters with little wind or wave action. Often, more than one species of duckweed or watermeal will be associated together in these colonies. (4 pages).

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