Aquatics and marginals



Aquatic perennials and moisture loving perennials have been introduced to the pond and its  margins. They will enhance the aquatic habitat for amphibians, such as frogs, toads and newts, and for insects such as dragonflies and damselflies.

They are all native species from sources of known native provenance.


Native oxygenators (submerged plants)

Callitriche palustris Starwort

Ceratophyllum demersum Rigid hornwort

Myriophyllum spicatum Spiked water milfoil

Potamogeton crispus Curled pondweed

Potamogeton natans Broad leaved pondweed

Ranunculus aquatilis Common water crowfoot

Stratiotes aloides Water soldier


Shallow water at pond edge (Emergent species) 

Alisma plantago-aquatica Water plantain

Iris pseudacorus Yellow flag

Mentha aquatica Water mint

Menyanthes trifoliata Bog bean

Myosotis palustris Water forget me not

Ranunculus flammula Lesser spearwort

Ranunculus lingua Greater spearwort

Sagittaria sagittifolia Arrowhead

Sparganium erectum Branched bur reed

Veronica beccabunga Brooklime


Free Floaters

Hydrocharis morus-ranae Frogbit


Damp pondside wildflowers

Valerianella officinalis Valerian

Lychnis flos-cuculi Ragged robin

Geum rivale Water avens

Lycopus europaeus Gypsywort

Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife

Eupatorium cannabinum Hemp agrimony

Cardamine pratensis Lady’s smock, Milkmaids