water plant

Botanic Superlatives: The Smallest Flowering Plant

July 15, 2010
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You probably won't find Wolffia flowers at any summer weddings, but the water-dwelling plant would be a perfect accent at the world's tiniest garden party. Vases of thimbles might hold 5,000 blossoms, and a bouquet of a dozen blooming plants would sit on the tip of a boutonnière's pin. Floating like a chartreuse cloak upon a pond's calm surface, the flowers would provide a buoyant walkway to the opposite bank.