libby.keen's picture

Pond weed

Observed: 25th May 2013 By: libby.keen
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Broad-leaved Pondweed (Potamogeton natans) interacts


dejayM's picture


You should add a few notes to help us identify these things (like in your Duck and Goose Posts).
The leaf is right for my ID but that would be most likely in someone's garden
There are a number of 'wild' water plants it could be..

lavateraguy's picture

There's not much detail ...

... in the photograph, but my first thought would be Potamogeton natans.

dejayM's picture


Yes, I think you and Graeme are more likely right. But we just need a bit more from Libby.
In the river or a quiet bend or a garden pond?

lavateraguy's picture

If you look at the location ...

... (ignore the name given, as the database iSpot uses goes for the nearest habitation, rather than the actual location - I usually edit the name after entering the grid reference) you will discover that it's not in a garden pond, and is almost certainly in a river.

dejayM's picture

River weed

Yes I agree - entirely. I used Google Earth to find the river (Wensome bend)- a Community Nature Reserve is nearby.
But my whole (now lost) point was to encourage Libby to enter some ID or location comment.