LESSER WATER-PLANTAIN Baldellia ranunculoides (Alismataceae) Height to 25cm. Creeping, spreading perennial that thrives best in still, calcareous waters. FLOWERS are 12-16mm across, pale pink, 3-petalled and usually solitary (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are greenish, nut-like and borne in clusters. LEAVES are narrow and long-stalked. STATUS-Locally common in S and W; scarce or absent elsewhere.
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LESSER WATER-PLANTAIN Baldellia ranunculoides (Alismataceae) Height to 25cm. Creeping, spreading perennial that thrives best in still, calcareous waters. FLOWERS are 12-16mm across, pale pink, 3-petalled and usually solitary (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are greenish, nut-like and borne in clusters. LEAVES are narrow and long-stalked. STATUS-Locally common in S and W; scarce or absent elsewhere.

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