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Potamogeton crispus

Submitted by Linda Rohleder on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:37


Aquatic Plant
Species (Common): 
Curly-leaf pondweed

Potamogeton crispus: Curly-leaf pondweed

Plant Identification:

  • Growth form: submerged, perennial aquatic plant tolerant of low light, low temperatures, and alkaline or nutrient-rich waters able to invade shallow or deep waters
  • Leaf: .5-1 cm wide and 3-10 cm long, laceolate, reddish-green, wavy leaf with finely toothed margins
  • Flowers: small, somewhat inconspicuous arranged in a dense spike on a curved stalk

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