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Litorella uniflora – Marginal Pond Plants – Pond Plants – Water Plants – OX026

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Litorella uniflora, commonly known as shoreweed or solitary flowered shoreweed, is a small flowering plant that belongs to the family Plantaginaceae. It is native to parts of Europe, North America, and Asia, typically found in shallow waters or damp sandy or gravelly soils along shorelines, marshes, and lake margins.

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Litorella uniflora

Litorella uniflora, commonly known as shoreweed or solitary flowered shoreweed, is a small flowering plant that belongs to the family Plantaginaceae. It is native to parts of Europe, North America, and Asia, typically found in shallow waters or damp sandy or gravelly soils along shorelines, marshes, and lake margins.

Here’s a brief description of Litorella uniflora:

  1. Appearance: Shoreweed is a small, herbaceous plant with simple, strap-shaped leaves that are typically about 1 to 4 centimeters long. The leaves are usually arranged in a basal rosette.
  2. Flowers: As its name suggests, Litorella uniflora typically produces solitary flowers on slender stalks rising above the leaves. The flowers are small and inconspicuous, with greenish or brownish petals.
  3. Habitat: This plant is typically found in wetland habitats, including the margins of lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams. It can also tolerate slightly brackish conditions and is often found in coastal areas.
  4. Ecological Role: Litorella uniflora plays a role in stabilizing shorelines and providing habitat for small aquatic organisms. It can also serve as a food source for waterfowl and other wildlife.
  5. Conservation Status: While not considered globally threatened, Litorella uniflora is sensitive to habitat disturbance and pollution. In some regions, it may be at risk due to habitat loss or degradation.

Overall, Litorella uniflora is a fascinating plant species adapted to life in aquatic and wetland environments, where it contributes to ecosystem functioning and biodiversity.

                                                                    

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