Irish wildflowers




Bog Pondweed
Potamogeton polygonifolius
Liach mhóna
Family: Potamogetonaceae

Flowering time: May-September. Aquatic perennial. Native.

Dense spikes of small flowers with 4 stamens, in leaf axils. Separate carpels
ripen to red-brown nutlets. Oval-lanceolate floating leaves, often reddish-green.
Submerged leaves present in young plants, stalked, lanceolate. Very variable.

Shallow, acidic ponds and streams. Land-forms found can be found growing on
mud and sphagnum moss.

Similar: Fen Pondweed, P. coloratus
     
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