West Highland Flora

Jointed Pondweed


Potamogeton natans

 

Potamogeton natans

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Sep 2001 Penifiler, Skye

Common in lochs.

Floating leaf blade typically 6-10 cm long.

ID: Leaf with a flexible joint where stalk meets blade; easily recognisable even if can't be reached, by leaf blade being at angle to stalk.

Other features: Floating leaves long-stalked.  Submerged leaves linear, usually without a blade.

 

Potamogeton natans

Photo Carl Farmer
24 Aug 2003 Suardal, Skye
 

Broad floating leaves and linear submerged leaves


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