Potamogeton perfoliatus   Perfoliate Pondweed CC DD N

Potamogeton perfoliatus

This plant is to be found in all parts of the British Isles but being a partially translucent brown/greenish pondweed which is always submerged it is beautifully camouflaged and therefore bound to be overlooked. This specimen was found by a WFS party exploring the Wye at one of the few places on the walk where access to the water was possible without falling in.

While not as common as many natives Potamogeton perfoliatus is found throughout the British Isles and Ireland including many of the outer Isles.

River wye near Monmouth 6th September 2005

Added on November 15th 2005, updated 20th July 2011

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