#38,410.04778 Water Velvet, Azolla species, tiny aquatic plant Duckweed close-up
Water Velvet, Water Fern (Azolla caroliniana, cf), plants are about 1/3 inch diameter, and pinkish maroon in color. The tiny floating aquatic plants can at times completely cover a pond’s surface. They have a shingle-like look to them, in that the scalelike leaves overlap each other. They reproduce by budding and breaking off to form new plants. Salviniacea family. Photo: 38,410.04778
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