Lesser Water-Plantain - Baldellia ranunculoides
This plant has white flowers, sometimes tinged with pale pink or pale lilac. Each flower has three dainty petals with rough, ragged edges and fairly short sepals. Flowers are typically 12 to 16 mm across. The seeds are rather like those of buttercups. Leaves are in a basal rosette, lanceolate, tapered at both ends and stalked.
Bare muddy edges of freshwater bodies such as pools and ponds.
Flowers May to October.
Fairly widespread but quite local in Britain.
Uncommon and restricted in range in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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