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South American Waterweed

Elodea callitrichoides

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:
Hydrocharitaceae (Naiad)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
3 metres spread
Habitats:
Ditches, ponds, water.

Flower:
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White, 3 petals
 
The flowers are tiny, whitish and long-stalked. The flowers are rarely seen.
Fruit:
The fruit is an ovoid capsule which is rarely seen.
Leaves:
Narrow leaves in whorls of 4 to 5.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
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