Water Flowers

Teal Pond, Dressed in White

Teal Pond, Dressed in White

On my walk through the Arboretum this morning, I followed a trail I had never taken before. I ended up at Teal Pond, and had to take a second look at the water. It was covered in white.

Teal Pond, Covered in White

White Water-crowfoot

When I got closer, I discovered its surface was white with tiny flowers. I’ve searched all my ID books and the internet, but haven’t found an ID. Anyone know?

With help from Montucky and Uphilldowndale, I have a positive ID. It is white water-crowfoot, a floating aquatic found in shallow waters, and the flower is only 1/2 inch wide. A member of the buttercup family, it blooms from June through August. All parts of the plant are submerged except for the solitary white flowers which pop up from the surface of the water on slender stalks. Thanks for the help.

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Comments

  1. I’ve seen those here, but only a very few and never was able to ID them. They must be very beautiful covering a whole pond!

  2. I’ve seen those here, but only a very few and never was able to ID them. They must be very beautiful covering a whole pond!

  3. I thought they looked like buttercups too, but I’ve never seen white or aquatic ones, the flower structure is right though
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water-crowfoot

  4. I thought they looked like buttercups too, but I’ve never seen white or aquatic ones, the flower structure is right though
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water-crowfoot

  5. We used to call it Duckgrass. It creates an amazing amount of oxygen.

  6. We used to call it Duckgrass. It creates an amazing amount of oxygen.

  7. Gandalf says:

    great photo

  8. Gandalf says:

    great photo

  9. I don’t think I’ve ever seen those before they are really beautiful. Excellent images.

  10. I don’t think I’ve ever seen those before they are really beautiful. Excellent images.

  11. myphotoscout says:

    Excellent shot. I wonder how this would look like with a lensbabies lens.

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