Photographer: Paul Skawinski
Potamogeton confervoides Rchb.
alga pondweed, algal-leaved pondweed, algae-like pondweed, Tuckerman's pondweed
Potamogeton: from Greek potamos, "a river," and geiton, "a neighbor," because of the habitat
confervoides: confertus for "dense;" oides for "like"
|Plant: ||perennial, submersed aquatic; stems slender, often branched, fan-like; long creeping rhizome|
|Flower: ||green-brown, small, stout stalk from main stem, from 2"-10" tall; inflorescence spike|
|Fruit:||3-ridged, dry seed|
|Leaf:||alternate, entire, 1 veined, fine; no floating leaves|
|Habitat: ||quiet, shallow soft water|