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Fen Pondweed

Potamogeton coloratus

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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)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
2 metres tall
Habitats:
Ditches, fens, ponds, water, wetland.

Flower:
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Green, 4 petals
 
Green flower spikes, up to 4.5cm long. The individual flowers are tiny.
Fruit:
Green fruits, smaller than those of the similar looking Bog Pondweed (Potamogeton polygonifolius) and Broad-leaved Pondweed (Potamogeton natans).
Leaves:
A perennial aquatic plant with broad, oval, floating, translucent, prominent net-veined leaves. The submerged leaves are narrow and elliptical, up to 18cm long. The leaves are usually red.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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