Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Potamogeton obtusifolius Mert. & W.D.J.Koch image
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Family Potamogetonaceae
Potamogeton obtusifolius Mert. & W.D.J.Koch
blunt-leaved pondweed
Potamogeton: from Greek potamos, "a river," and geiton, "a neighbor," because of the habitat
obtusifolius: from Latin obtus meaning "dull or blunt," and folium meaning "leaf"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, submersed aquatic; from rhizomes
Flower: green-brown, small, stalk short; inflorescence spike
Fruit:dry seed with low, sharp dorsal ridge
Leaf:alternate, entire, with prominent midvein; often tinges with red; blunt tip; glands at leaf node; stipules membranous

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