scale bar = 1cm.
Water Ribbons - native (Cycnogeton procerum (R.Br.) Buchenau)
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.
- the leaves are long and strap shaped and grow from the base of the plant
- the lower parts of the leaves are usually immersed in water, and the upper part of the leaves float on the
- the flowers are in stout spikes, held well above the water.
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.