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Hairlike Pondweed

Potamogeton trichoides

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

Flower:
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Green, 4 petals
 
A short flower spike consisting of 3 to 5 flowers. The flower stalk is slender.
Fruit:
A globular fruit capsule, containing the seeds.
Leaves:
Long, linear, grass-like leaves. This species is similar in appearance to Small Pondweed (Potamogeton berchtoldii) and Lesser Pondweed (Potamogeton pusillus) but the leaves of Hairlike Pondweed are much narrower. The leaves rarely exceed 1mm in width.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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