Ivy-leaved Duckweed - Lemna trisulca


Submerged, translucent, aquatic plant, fronds oblong to narrowly oval, pointed, linked together by conspicuous, persistent stalks.

Identification difficulty

Ponds, lakes and canals.

When to see it

May to July.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in much of Britain, though scarcer in the far north and west.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 108 of the 617 tetrads.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map