Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Potamogetonaceae
Potamogeton epihydrus Raf.
ribbon-leaf pondweed, ribbon-leaved pondweed
Potamogeton: from Greek potamos, "a river," and geiton, "a neighbor," because of the habitat
epihydrus: epi for "over or on;" hydr for water
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, submersed aquatic; stems slightly flat to 7' long; spreading rhizomes and tubers
Flower: green-brown, small; inflorescence cylindrical spike
Fruit:dry, flatten disk, fruit stalks as thick as stem
Leaf:long tape-like, stemless, alternate, entire, with prominent midvein, 5-13 side veins; floating stalked, elliptical; stipule not fused to leaf
Habitat: water from 3-7' deep; in sediment soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Potamogeton epihydrus Raf. subsp. nuttallii (Cham. & Schltdl.) Calder & Roy L.Taylor
Potamogeton epihydrus Raf. var. cayugensis (Wiegand) A.Benn.
Potamogeton epihydrus Raf. var. nuttallii (Cham. & Schltdl.) Fernald
Potamogeton epihydrus Raf. var. ramosus (Peck) House
Potamogeton epihydrus Raf. var. typicus Fernald

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