Lythrum portula   Water-purslane C DD N

Lythrum portula whole

This is a procumbent plant found in the drying mud at the edges of ponds, reservoirs or lakes. The axilliary flowers are very small and rarely seem to open but there are usually plenty of them on the plant. It is found throughout the country and Ireland but has a slight preference for the west.

Lythrum portula

Lythrum portula Water-purslane

Stocks reservoir, Lancashire, 22nd September 2005

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Lythrum portula Water-purslane

Stocks reservoir, Lancashire, 22nd September 2005

Added on November 8th 2005, updated December 9th 2010/p>

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