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Cape Pondweed (Cape Pond Weed, Water Hawthorn, Waterblommetjies)

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  • Common Name: Cape Pondweed (Cape Pond Weed, Water Hawthorn, Waterblommetjies)
  • Latin Name: Aponogeton distachyos, syn. Aponogeton distachyum
  • Family Name: Aponogetonaceae
It will not do any harm to grow Cape Pondweed in the turtle pond, and it thrives in still or slow moving fresh water.  This plant is fine for your turtle to eat as part of a wider, varied diet.

Although usually found in white, the flower can occasionally be pale pink.
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