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Common Water Starwort

Callitriche stagnalis

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Tiny green, petalless and solitary insignificant flowers which appear at the leaf bases, sometimes in pairs. Male flowers with yellow anthers. Male and female flowers are separated.
Fruit:
Near-spherical fruits, roughly 2mm in diameter. The fruit is narrowly winged.
Leaves:
Untoothed leaves which are arranged in opposite pairs along the stems. The leaves can be either submerged or floating. Floating leaves are egg-shaped with 5 to 7 veins, 1cm wide and 2cm long. Submerged leaves are linear, reaching 1cm long.
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Pond Water-starwort.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Ditches, ponds, water, wetland.