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Water Ribbons - native (Cycnogeton procerum (R.Br.) Buchenau)

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Family: Juncaginaceae.

Native of Eastern Australia.

Occurrence: Widespread and common in permanent water, including streams and lakes. It also is found in intermittent streams and occasional lakes.


This is a variable species. It can be distinguished from similar water plants with strap-shaped leaves by the stout flower spike, and the floating leaves.

Photo 1: Water Ribbons in flower. Kangaroo Track, Fryers Ridge.
2: Water Ribbons on Laanecoorie Reservoir. 3: Castlemaine Botanic Gardens. 4: Lake Wendouree.