Convergent stonewort Chara Connivens
|Status||Red - Endangered & Critically Endangered|
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A simple water plant with whorls of narrow leaf-like branches along its length.
It is slender and fragile with no spines and the whorls are far apart.
It is found at only five sites, two in Devon and three in Norfolk.
Still ponds and pools, mainly in chalk or limestone areas.
Classified as Endangered.
Nutrient enrichment of the water from fertilisers is probably its main threat, but another is smothering by stronger water plants, particularly invasive non-native plants.