Starwort (Callitriche stagnalis)
One of few submerged plants active in autumn and winter. Goldfish are partial to the young succulent leaves & many insects shelter in their tangled masses. In fast-flowing water, the leaves are held below the surface. In still shallow water the leaves may protrude but a centimetre or two.
Can be dropped in the pond as a weighted bunch but it benefits from being planted in soil.
Plant in full sun to partial shade between 1cm and 100cm deep.
- Flowering period: May to September
- Mature height: 0cm to 1cm
- Growth rate: fast