Hippuris Mare's Tail Bunch
This is a pond plant, not recommended for aquariums
Growing form: Perennial water and shore plant. Rootstock long, horizontal. Often forms dense stands.
Height: 10–60 cm (4–25 in.). Stem unbranched, hollow, green, aerial stems erect–ascending, submerged stems limp.
Flower: Petals and sepals vestigial, flower small, approx. 1 mm (0.4 in.) wide. Stamens 1. Pistils 1, stigma thread-like, unbranched. Flowers axillary.
Leaves: Whorled, stalkless. Blade linearly needle-like, tapered, with entire margins, glabrous, submerged leaves thin and limp. Whorls usually with 8–12 leaves (submerged 12–16), leaves longer than internodes.
Mare’s-tail is easy to recognise by its spruce-like appearance – small stands spreading out through ponds and puddles look like miniature spruce forests. It usually grows half above and half under the water, but it can also grow on the water line on dry land or completely submerged.
To ensure you get the best quality plant, we order plants in fresh at the end of each week, for next week delivery. This way we can assure you of fresh, healthy and vibrant plants delivered straight to your door. Doing this means we can also lower our prices for you. Please expect plants to be delivered Thursday of the following week that you ordered.