Curled Pondweed - Potamogeton crispus


This plant has creeping rhizomes and winter buds borne directly on the stem. Leaves all submerged, narrow oblong, three to five veined and wavy with sharp serrated edges.

Identification difficulty

Lakes, ponds, slow moving streams and canals.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History


UK Status

Fairly frequent over much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Locally frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 112 of the 617 tetrads.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map