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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map