Stratiotes Aloides
Water Soldiers

UK Native: Yes

Height: Short

Planting Zone: 5

This is a curious native plant – in general appearance resembling an aloe. The leaves are borne in rosettes and are long, narrow and serrated. The plant delights to root in the mud of the pond and has the abitility to rise to the rop of the pond in Spring and return to the bottom of the pond in Autumn. Small white flowers are prodced in summer.