Shoreweed, and more Meijendel plants


Water mint, 6 September 2014

My previous blog post on plants in the Kikkervalleien in Meijendel nature reserve finished with marsh grass-of-Parnassus. On the marshy lakelet banks there were other plants as well, as these water mint flowers show.

Also, little green sedge.

And its relative, blue sedge.

And sand sedge.

Seaside centaury.

Jointleaf rush.

Weedy cudweed.

Common restharrow.

Great hairy screw-moss, 6 September 2014

And a moss species: great hairy screw-moss.

Yellow rattle, 6 September 2014

Yellow flowers of the hemi-parasitic plant yellow rattle.

Small white flowers of knotted pearlwort.

Lesser hawkbit flowers were yellow again.

Marsh lousewort, a Red List species.

Drug eyebright, 6 September 2014

Drug eyebright flowering.

Marsh pennywort.

Shoreweed, 6 September 2014

In the next lake, both on the bank and in shallow water, a really special species: shoreweed.

Shoreweed, Meijendel, 6 September 2014

Two years ago, these rare plants were discovered again here, after an absence of over sixty years.

Shoreweed with fruits, 6 September 2014

Some shoreweed plants had fruits.

Broad-leaved pondweed in the water as well.

Common speedwell on higher, drier ground.

Common self-heal, 6 September 2014

And common self-heal flowers.

Seaside pansy, 6 September 2014

And seaside pansy.

A marsh helleborine orchid plant. Not flowering.

On our way back, we see St John’s wort flowers.

Red pimpernel, 6 September 2014

And red pimpernel flowers. We had already seen them when we arrived. But then, the flowers had still been closed, it being too early for them.

Jimson weed near the Kikkervalleien exit fence.

Finally, another lakelet.

Fan-leaved water-crowfoot in the water.

Ivy-leaved crowfoot in the Netherlands: here.

Clustered dock and golden dock, 6 September 2014

On its banks, clustered dock.

Clustered dock and golden dock, Meijendel, 6 September 2014

And its relative, golden dock.

Water mint, Meijendel, 6 September 2014

And another species: water mint. The first as well as the last plant in this blog post.

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