Wolffiella gladiata (Hegelm.) Hegelm.
Common Name: FLORDIA MUDMIDGET
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Wolffiella gladiata B. S. Slaughter

Shallow, quiet waters near shores of lakes and ponds, often with other duckweeds and their relatives.

Like our species of Wolffia, this is a free-floating, rootless, aquatic, but with a totally different shape of plant body. This is a southern species, but known sparingly as far north as northern Ohio and Northern Indiana. It was first discovered in Michigan in Berrien Co., in 2017 by B. S. Slaughter.

Locations

Berrien County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. August 21, 2019. https://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2944.