Northern Watermeal (Wolffia borealis)


Wolffia Borealis, or more commonly know as Northern Watermeal, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Wolffia. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Wolffia Borealis or Northern Watermeal's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Wolffia
  • Family: Lemnaceae
  • Order: Arales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)

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