Duck Weed Reproduction
I am doing a science project about duck
weed. One of the questions is how it reproduces. I know that it reproduces
asexually, but all the websites are really confusing and hard to follow.
If at all possible, please explain to me how duck weed reproduces in
a way a 7th grader can understand.
Duckweed (Lemna minor) does occasionally have flowers; however,
as you note, its main path of reproduction is by asexual clonal
spread. It forms a thick, spreading mat. The following might be
Anthony Brach Ph.D.
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