Mudwort - Limosella aquatica
A low, hairless plant with creeping and rooting runners. Leaves in basal clusters, linear oblong to elliptical, often broader above the middle, untoothed and rather fleshy. Flowers white, often marked with pink, 3 mm, bell shaped, 5 lobed, solitary.
Muddy margins of lakes and reservoirs.
Flowers July to October.
Annual, sometimes perennial.
Rare and declining in England and Wales, very few localities in Scotland and Ireland.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 2 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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