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SHOREWEED Littorella uniflora (Plantaginaceae) Creeping<br />
Aquatic perennial that grows on the margins of ponds and lakes with acid, nutrient-poor waters. Has creeping runners and sometimes forms patches. FLOWERS are greenish; males, with long stamens, are borne on stalks while females are stalkless and basal. FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are 7-10cm long, semi-circular in cross-section, narrow and spongy; borne in tufted, radiating rosettes.
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SHOREWEED Littorella uniflora (Plantaginaceae) Creeping
Aquatic perennial that grows on the margins of ponds and lakes with acid, nutrient-poor waters. Has creeping runners and sometimes forms patches. FLOWERS are greenish; males, with long stamens, are borne on stalks while females are stalkless and basal. FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are 7-10cm long, semi-circular in cross-section, narrow and spongy; borne in tufted, radiating rosettes.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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