What Causes Duckweed?

Duckweed is a small green plant that forms in blankets on the surface of stagnant water. High levels of phosphorus and ammonia initiate rapid growth. Ducks transport the tiny plants to other water bodies.

Keywords: duckweed growth, water plants, duckweed plants

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Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.