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Hi all,
so I'm now guessing some sort of sagittaria?
It is definitely <"Alismataceae">. What colour were the anthers when the flowers came out? Arrow-head (Sagittaria sagittifolia) has purple anthers (so a dark centre).

Sagittaria latifolia has a yellow centre, it is N. American, but I think it is naturalised in some parts of Europe. "Latifolia" suggests it has a broad leaf, but it isn't a plant I'm familiar with.

cheers Darrel
 

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No idea what this plant is, I thought it was a valisneria when I found it on a riverbank so I put it in the deepest part of the pond where it looked like valisneria for over a year till last year it suddenly came above surface and flowered, so I'm now guessing some sort of sagittaria? Its at 75cm depth so I'm impressed!
Hi Wolf, I think that's Sagittaria. I did the same, in spring I lowered a basket to 80cm hoping to create an submerged version of the plant but it still managed to send short leaves and flowers to the surface!

Nice pond, looks like a great wildlife habitat. Which frogs do you get in there?
 

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Hi Wolf, I think that's Sagittaria. I did the same, in spring I lowered a basket to 80cm hoping to create an submerged version of the plant but it still managed to send short leaves and flowers to the surface!

Nice pond, looks like a great wildlife habitat. Which frogs do you get in there?
Thanks! Green and Brown frogs, in spring mostly Brown ones, then later the green ones :) now in summer its occasional passing frogs, but mostly those roam the rest of the garden.
 

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Hi all,

It is definitely <"Alismataceae">. What colour were the anthers when the flowers came out? Arrow-head (Sagittaria sagittifolia) has purple anthers (so a dark centre).

Sagittaria latifolia has a yellow centre, it is N. American, but I think it is naturalised in some parts of Europe. "Latifolia" suggests it has a broad leaf, but it isn't a plant I'm familiar with.

cheers Darrel
I looked at some sagittaria species and I think its platyphylla, given the strange leaf shape.
 

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Happy lillies, stratiodes and a curious frog wondering why I wont leave his usual perching spot.
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Garden is now overrun with tiny frogs so I cant even cut my grass out of fear maiming these little guys. Kids caught 7 of them in a few minutes time and gave them a temporary home for 15 minutes or so before setting them free again in the garden. Reminds me of my youth, catching frogs etc :) nice to see the kids enjoying this as well in our garden.20210811_114443.jpg
 

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When these prety soft pink flowers die off, to me that is a sure sign summer is over and autumn is on its way, much like the asters in other parts of the garden. But this should mean the South African lilie ought to make an appearance again soon for some late flowers. Also I know its a bad picture but anyone have a clue what this grassy submersed plant is? No idea how it ended up in the pond.
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Hi all,
Geranium "Rozanne" looks good.
When these prety soft pink flowers die off,
I've never had much luck with the pale pink forms of Hesperantha (Schizostylis) coccinea. The type Red form does really well, but <"all the pale forms always die out eventually">.
Also I know its a bad picture but anyone have a clue what this grassy submersed plant is?
Difficult to say, but <"Zannichellia palustris"> would be my guess.

cheers Darrel
 

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Hi all,
Geranium "Rozanne" looks good.

I've never had much luck with the pale pink forms of Hesperantha (Schizostylis) coccinea. The type Red form does really well, but <"all the pale forms always die out eventually">.

Difficult to say, but <"Zannichellia palustris"> would be my guess.

cheers Darrel
The rozanne is having a great year and has grown to epic proportions. Next year I'll probably cut it back a bit more. The hesperantha is growing with its feet in the water and seems happy there, blooms well every year :)
Thanks for the pointer on what that plant could be! I'll keep an eye on it :)
 
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