Thursday, August 11, 2022

Graceful Pondweeds

I'm always thrilled to see these gorgeously colored, swirling pondweeds. Their underwater leaves sway gracefully beneath the surface, a striking burnt orange that swirls with the currents. They have floating leaves as well, which have a totally different color and shape, as can be seen below. It's really calming and beautiful to swim amongst them.

They can look like a piece of abstract art when captured in a current.

I believe this is Potamageton gramineus, known as variable leaf or grassy pondweed.

The inflorescence, fruit and floating leaves in a tray 

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