Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Potamogeton alpinus Balb. image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Potamogetonaceae
Potamogeton alpinus Balb.
alpine pondweed, red pondweed
Potamogeton: from Greek potamos, "a river," and geiton, "a neighbor," because of the habitat
alpinus: of alps, mountains
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, submersed aquatic; from rhizomes
Flower: green-brown, small; inflorescence spike
Fruit:dry seed
Leaf:alternate, entire, with prominent midvein, reddish

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Flora of North America (off site)
Potamogeton alpinus Balb. subsp. tenuifolius (Raf.) Hultén
Potamogeton alpinus Balb. var. alpinus
Potamogeton alpinus Balb. var. subellipticus (Fernald) Ogden
Potamogeton alpinus Balb. var. tenuifolius (Raf.) Ogden
Potamogeton tenuifolius Raf.
Potamogeton tenuifolius Raf. var. subellipticus Fernald

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