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What is the world's smallest flowering plant?
If you love the challenge of
searching for hard-to-find things, then you might want to be on the lookout for
wolffia, the world’s smallest flowering plant. But be sure to watch very, very
carefully and don’t miss out on those details. This is because this very tiny
plant is just less than two millimeters long and has a slight indentation on its
top to indicate where the one pistil and the one stamen are located.
Within the wolffia family, there are actually nine
to eleven different species. Each kind however grow in the water and float along
surfaces, as they have no roots and are free-moving. They also tend to travel as
a group, making them a bit easier to spot. Wolffia plants are certainly nothing
new. They are packed with protein, much like the soybean is and for this reason,
they have been taken from the water and eaten as a vegetable in Eastern
continents for decades.
And while wolffias are certainly not rare, you
should be very proud of yourself if you happen upon some, just because they’re
so small! Wolffias are actually fairly widespread throughout the world and they
can usually be found in the same bodies of water that also contain duckweed