A tiny aquatic flowering plant that floats in large quantities on still water, often forming an apparently continuous green layer on the surface.
- Family Lemnaceae, in particular the genus Lemna.
- Water hyacinths, duckweed, and pondweed are all aquatic monocots.
- Suzhou Creek became a hot topic among local residents late last month as vast expanses of green duckweed floated on the water.
- Silvery fish with scales like pearls and translucent blue fins like moonlight swam through the clear, cold water, hiding underneath duckweed and water-flowers floating above the pond's surface.
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