Herb: Horned Pondweed

Latin name: Zannichellia palustris

Synonyms: Zannichellia aschersoniana

Family: Zannichelliaceae (Horned Pondweed Family)

Description of the plant:


50 cm
(1 foot)

Habitat of Horned Pondweed:

Still or slow-flowing fresh water, or in brackish water.

Other uses of the herb:

This plant has proved to be valuable for stabilizing muddy banks and in the purification of polluted water.

Propagation of Horned Pondweed:

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a pot submerged in water. The seed is likely to have a short viability if allowed to become dry. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division is easy at almost any time in the growing season.

Cultivation of the herb:

Still or slow-flowing fresh water, or in brackish water.

Medicinal use of Horned Pondweed:

None known

Known hazards of Zannichellia palustris:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.