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What is Oneflower False Fiddlehead?
- Type of waterleaf
- 2-3 5/32 inches long
- 19/32-25/32 inches wide
- Not very noticeable
- 25/64-19/32 inches wide
- Sepals same size as flower
- Egg-shaped or spherical
- Many seeds
- Small seeds
Where Does it Grow?
Oneflower false fiddlehead can be found on the edges of and in the shallow water of ponds and streams
Pros and Cons of Oneflower False Fiddlehead
Waterleaf has no direct food value for wildlife. Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) for many aquatic invertebrates.