Bog Pondweed - Potamogeton polygonifolius
Fruit spike 1 to 4 cm. Floating leaves, blade 2 to 6 cm x 1 to 4 cm. Both floating and submerged leaves are stalked. Leaf-stalks typically much longer than leaf-blades. Stalk of fruit-spike does not widen towards the spike. Fruit densely packed.
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May grow as an aquatic in shallow water in lakes, pools, the backwaters of rivers, streams and ditches, or in a dwarf, sub-terrestrial state in wet Sphagnum lawns or `brown moss` communities. It is usually restricted to acidic water, only rarely occurring in highly calcareous but nutrient-poor sites.
In flower during March, June, July and August.
Rhizomatous perennial herb.
Its strongholds in Britain are in Scotland and Wales and in south-western England.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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