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Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski
Family Potamogetonaceae
Potamogeton oakesianus J.W.Robbins
Oakes' pondweed
Potamogeton: from Greek potamos, "a river," and geiton, "a neighbor," because of the habitat
oakesianus: for William Oakes (1799-1848), its discoverer
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, submersed aquatic; from rhizomes
Flower: green-brown, small; inflorescence spike
Fruit:oval-to-ovate, plump, dry seed with a short, smooth beak
Leaf:alternate, entire, prominent midvein; floating - heart shaped base; submersed - stalk-like with no blade, held 90deg. off stem, lay flat on water
Notes: fibrous stipules free of leaf axils

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