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Not frogbit, pic below shows frogbit with noticeable stems and very thick, spongy leaves that are always very round.

I think you have regular (Leona minor) and great duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza) AKA greater duckweed, duckmeat, common duckmeat, plus other common names.

 

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Fix typo on binomial of greater duckweed.
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On 7/19/2023 at 1:11 PM, Odd Duck said:

Not frogbit, pic below shows frogbit with noticeable stems and very thick, spongy leaves that are always very round.

I think you have regular (Leona minor) and great duckweed (Spirodeka polyrhiza) AKA greater duckweed, duckmeat, common duckmeat, plus other common names.

 

 

Oh interesting. Yes the underside of some leaves are red/purple which I see is characteristic of this species. Was actually wondering if they were red root floaters. Mine definitely don't have prominent stems. Thanks!

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