Irish wildflowers

Spiked Water-milfoil, Myriophyllum spicatum

Spiked Water-milfoil
Myriophyllum spicatum
Líonánach
Family: Haloragaceae

Flowering June-August. Submerged aquatic perennial. Native.

Whorls of 4 small dull-reddish flowers, bracts shorter than flowers. Erect flowering spikes. Leaves usually in whorls of 4, with 8-15 segments on each side.

Ponds, lakes, canals, rivers, usually base-rich. Widespread throughout Ireland, can be locally abundant. Identified by Paul Green


Spiked Water-milfoil, Myriophyllum spicatum       Spiked Water-milfoil, Myriophyllum spicatum



Spiked Water-milfoil. The Gearagh, County Cork. August 2008

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