Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wordless Wednesday - World's Smallest Flower

A bouquet of a dozen Wolffia blooms would comfortably fit on the head of a pin.

A type of duckweed, Wolffia grows on the surface of ponds and slow moving streams.
This very minute flowering plant is native to Australia and Malaysia. The plant body is 0.6-0.9 mm long and only 0.2-0.5 mm wide. Not only is it one of the smallest flowering plants on earth, but it also produces one of the smallest fruits.
posted by Nature Mad @ 4:15 PM  
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