Canal with duckweed bloom

Canal with duckweed bloom

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Caption: Canal with duckweed bloom. Common duckweed (Lemna minor) is an aquatic weed that can thrive in water containing pollutants such as phosphates. The weed kills other aquatic plant species, as it blocks out sunlight to lower layers of the water ecosystem. Photographed in the UK.

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