Herb: Least Duckweed
Latin name: Wolffia arrhiza
Family: Lemnaceae (Duckweed Family)
Edible parts of Least Duckweed:Leaves - cooked. An excellent flavour, they taste somewhat like a sweet cabbage. The leaves are very nutritious, containing about 20% protein, 44% carbohydrate. 5% fat and are rich in vitamins A, B2, B6, C and nicotinic acid.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Floating on quiet waters.
Propagation of Least Duckweed:Seed - we have no information on this species but, since it can spread rapidly by division, it really needs no extra help once it is in a pond.
Cultivation of the herb:Floating on quiet waters.
Medicinal use of Least Duckweed:None known
Known hazards of Wolffia arrhiza:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.