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Dense population of Wolffia

Dense population of Wolffia species. A. W. columbiana (appearing darker green); B. W. globosa (smallest plants in photo); and C. W. borealis (flat-topped with pointed apex).

Wolffia Used For Nutritious Gourmet Dishes

Wolffia Muffins

Fresh-baked wolffia muffins made from Wolffia columbiana and W. borealis. Note the wolffia plant bodies (appearing as greenish specks) in the muffins.

Wolffia-tomato sandwhich...

A nutritious, open-faced Wolffia-tomato sandwhich on whole wheat bread. Mostly Wolffia columbiana and W. borealis.

Or how about some dip...

Nutritious Wolffia columbiana dip.

And for dessert...

Delicious Wolffia columbiana-apple pie a la mode.

Wayne at work

The author of Lemnaceae On-Line and WAYNE'S WORD photographing duckweeds through a Bausch & Lomb microscope.

Wolffia borealis

Dorsal view of several budding Wolffia borealis in full bloom. The floral cavity on the dorsal side reveals a circular concave stigma (nearest the basal end) and a single, pollen-bearing anther. Unlike Lemna, Spirodela and Landoltia, the flower is not enclosed within a membranous spathe. The flowers are protogynous, with the stigma becoming receptive before the anther matures and sheds pollen. The far right plant shows only the stigma, while the far left plant shows only the anther. The top and bottom plants show both the stigma and a faint anther.

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