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Duckweed can be a troublesome pond weed though it is easily controlled by simply scooping it out. This scooped out material makes an excellent addition to the compost heap. The growing plant is a good food source for fish and birds, as well as providing cover for creatures in the pond.Although it is towards the limit of its climatic range in Britain, it often flowers here if growing in a sheltered sunny position. It over-winters in temperate areas by means of resting buds which sink to the bottom of the pond in the late autumn and rise again in the spring.
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