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Water-purslane

 
Water-purslane flower stem, West Dorset
 
 
Flower - 6-fused and ponted sepals, 4 of 6
 
petals, 6 stamens and a style and stigma
 
 
Flower with 1 petal, capiate stigma
 
 
Side view of flower
 
 
Globular fruit capsules
 
 
Seeds 
 
 
Racket-shaped leaves 
 
 
Branched stems
 
 
Colonising soft mud
 
 
Rootlets at the nodes
 
 
Water-purslane on heathland pond
 
with a red protozoan bloom
 
 
Water-purslane on a summer-drying pond
 
 
Closer view of Water-purslane on
 
a summer-drying pond