Curled Pondweed - Potamogeton crispus

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    Lakes, ponds, slow moving streams and canals.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map