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Callitriche stagnalis

Common water starwort

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourWhite, green
  • Leaf ColourPale to medium green

Description

Callitriche stagnalis (Common water starwort). An annual or perennial aquatic native to Britain & N. Europe bearing whitish green flowers. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Submerged or low-growing. ROOT: Fibrous; stems root. HAIRS: Absent STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: Shorter than blade. BRACTS: 2, curved FLOWER STALK: Shorter than flower. SEPALS: Absent PETALS: Absent STAMENS: 1 STIGMA: 2; styles curved. OVARY: 1, 4-celled SEEDS: 4, winged.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Aquatic

Other common names

Water starwort

Origin

Britain & N. Europe

Interest and use

Aquatic, marshes.

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