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Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

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Callitriche palustris

Plant of the day: Callitriche palustrisvernal water-starwort

Vernal water-starwort prefers still or slow-moving waters, but it sometimes becomes exposed as water levels decline. Ducks and other waterfowl eat the leaves and fruit. It also provides protective habitat for fish. Water starworts (Callitriche) are remarkable for having flo ...

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