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Aquatic Plants


Flowering plants, some rather inconspicous, adapted to thrive in still or slow moving fresh water.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Opposite-Leaved Golden-Saxiphrage

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

Marsh Pennywort

Hydrocotyle vulgaris


Menyanthes trifoliata

Fringed Water-lily

Nymphoides peltata

White Water-lily

Nymphaea agg

Yellow Water-lily

Nuphar lutea

Yellow Iris

Iris pseudacorus

Flowering Rush

Butomus umbellatus


Alisma plantago-aquatica

Lesser Water Plantain

baldellia ranunculoides


Sagittaria sagittifolia

Branched Bur-reed

Sparganium erectum

Unbranched Bur-reed

Sparganium minimum

Common Reedmace

Typha latifolia

Curly Waterweed

Lagarosiphon major

Rigid Hornwort

Ceratophyllum demersum

Lesser Bladderwort

Utricularia minor

Broad-leaved Pondweed

Potamogeton natans

Bog Pondweed

Potamogeton polygonifolius

Shining Pondweed

Potamogeton lucens

Greater Duckweed

Spirodela polyrhiza