Bog Plants: Floating pond plant: Azolla

Bog Plants

Floating pond plant

 Azolla

Azolla are a small type of water fern that floats on the surface of water with their roots hanging in the water. Despite their diminutive size, their hardiness means they can readily inhabit and thrive in freshwater and great speeds. This “super-plant” is an important part of any water garden’s ecosystem.

It is interesting to note that in addition to its traditional cultivation as a bio-fertilizer for wetland paddy (due to its ability to fix nitrogen), azolla is finding increasing use for sustainable production of livestock feed. Azolla is rich in proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Studies describe feeding azolla to dairy cattle, pigs, ducks, and chickens, with reported increases in milk production, weight of broiler chickens and egg production of layers, as compared to conventional feed. One FAO study describes how azolla integrates into a tropical biomass agricultural system, reducing the need for inputs. Azolla has also been suggested as a food stuff for human consumption. However, no long term studies of the healthiness of eating Azolla have been made on humans



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Azola, duck weed, floating plant, aquatic plant, pond plant
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Pond Supplies: Bog Plants: Azolla
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Author: Jacklyn Rodman
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