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Bog Pondweed

Potamogeton polygonifolius

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Alismatales
Family:
Potamogetonaceae (Pondweed)
Also in this family:
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
160 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, fens, water, wetland.

Flower:
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Green, 4 petals
 
Green flower spikes, similar to the flowers of Greater Plantain. The flowers sit on the top of erect stalks and are up to 4cm long.
Fruit:
Reddish spikes.
Leaves:
Some of the leaves are floating and some are submerged beneath the water. The broadly oval leaves have prominent dark veins and are often reddish. The submerged leaves are less broad and are stalkless. The leaves are pointed and not toothed.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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