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In case anyone is interested, wolffia is 40% protein and has no fat, about the same as soybeans. It might make a good food for people, and all it needs is sunlight and water.

It's green, too. :)

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Does anybody out there still have a problem with Wolffia? I am a high school science teacher in need of some for a science fair project.

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I think that depends on the objectives of the project. As has been noted in preceding posts, wolffia grows rapidly and a culture of it would contain many plants in various stages of development. It also probably consumes a lot of nitrates and phosphates, and that might be interesting to demonstrate. It is also the smallest known flowering plant in the world.

However, it leaves much to be desired as a member of a diverse plant community and is probably best omitted from such an environment.

Good luck with the project!

Bill
 
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