Hardy, small floating perennial aquatic plant. Duckweed consists of one to three leaves. Grows best in still or slow moving water. Doesn’t need very deep water to grow, more surface area to cover. Multiplies freely and quickly, and grows best in warmer weather. An excellent fodder plant for farm animals, especially ducks, geese, and other poultry. Contains calcium, xanthophylls and carotenoids which aid in egg production and yolk colouration. Also a protein rich animal fodder. Waterfowl will happily dabble up from the water, scoop out and feed to other animals as required. Also enjoyed by fish. Cattle, goats, pigs rabbits and sheep will also eat duckweed. Excess plant material also makes for a good mulch or compost for the garden. Also a medicinal plant. Will become dormant in cold weather, but will regrow as water temperature rises.