Blanket Weed - Spirogyra adnate

Description

Spirogyra adnate is a filamentous freshwater algae forming green slimy masses on the water surface.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Freshwater habitats, particularly ponds and other small bodies of still water.

When to see it

Usually prolific during spells of warm, bright weather.

UK Status

It is difficult to give the status for this species in Britain due to the fact that it is rarely reliably identified to species level, however it is thought to be widespread and fairly frequent

VC55 Status

It is difficult to give the status for this species in Leicestershire and Rutland due to the fact that it is rarely reliably identified to species level, however it is thought to be widespread and fairly frequent in our area.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map