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Bog Pondweed

A common plant of acidic ponds notable for its reddish leaves.



Common Name Bog Pondweed
Scientific Name Potamogeton polygonifolius
Species Group Aquatic Plants
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Pondweed family - Potamogetonaceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group Green
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
Preferred Environment
Look for Brownish green leaves floating on a heathland pool
Additional Identification Notes
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Aquatic Plants