Herb: Star Duckweed


Latin name: Lemna trisulca


Family: Lemnaceae (Duckweed Family)



Medicinal use of Star Duckweed:

A poultice of the wetted plant, combined with another plant, has been used in the treatment of swellings.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
1 cm
(0.4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
July

Habitat of the herb:

Ponds and ditches in all parts of Britain except north Devon and east Cornwall.

Propagation of Star Duckweed:

Seed - we have no information on this species but, since it spreads so rapidly by division, it really needs no extra help once it is in a pond.

Cultivation of the herb:

Ponds and ditches in all parts of Britain except north Devon and east Cornwall.

Known hazards of Lemna trisulca:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.