Bristly Stonewort (Chara hispida)

Chara globularis

Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)

Shining Pondweed (Potamogeton lucens)

Underwater Plants In The FEZ Lake

A variety of aquatic plants are to be found underwater in the FEZ Lake. Each one plays an important role in the lake's ecosystem, contributes to improving water quality and increases how clear the water is.

Chara globularis

Chara globularis

Grows to: up to 1.20 m, mostly flat on the lake bed
Description: delicate, fragile stems
Distinctive Features: branches arranged around the stem like a candelabra.

Bristly Stonewort (Chara hispida)

Bristly Stonewort (Chara hispida)

Grows to: 1-2 m, mostly grows flat on the lake bed
Description: delicate, fragile stems
Distinctive Features: branches arranged around the stem like a candelabra.

Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)
Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)

Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)

Grows to: up to 2 m and more
Description: firm stems, soft leaves
Distinctive Features: long ascending stem with several thread-like leaflets arranged in whorls. The upper shoots tend to be redder in colour.

Shining Pondweed (Potamogeton lucens)
Shining Pondweed (Potamogeton lucens)

Shining Pondweed (Potamogeton lucens)

Grows to: up to 3 m and more
Description: firm leaves and stems, partly coated with lime
Distinctive Features: long ascending stem, bigger leaves with long narrow tips that stick out of the water.

Najas intermedia

Grows to: up to 50 cm, lying flat on the lake bed
Description: slightly prickly but easily breakable plants
Distinctive Features: small tips at the edges of the leaves.

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Underwater Plants

Cercariae In The Water