Perfoliate Pondweed - Potamogeton perfoliatus


    All leaves submerged, dark green, oval to rounded, clasping the stem with heart shaped bases, minutely toothed at least when young.

    Identification difficulty

    Rivers, canals, reservoirs - less frequently in ponds.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Locally fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 50 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map