122697 COMMON WATER-STARWORT Callitriche stagnalis (Callitrichaceae) Aquatic. Variable and rather straggly water plant with slender stems. Grows in still and slow-flowing freshwater, and on the drying muddy margins of pools in summer. FLOWERS are minute, green, petal-less and borne at the base of the leaves (May-Aug). FRUITS are tiny with 4 segments. LEAVES are narrow-oval; those at the water’s surface form a floating rosette. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout the region.