Photographer: Paul Skawinski
Potamogeton pulcher Tuck.
Potamogeton: from Greek potamos, "a river," and geiton, "a neighbor," because of the habitat
|Plant: ||perennial, submersed aquatic, stems and leaves with prominent black spots; slender rhizomes|
|Flower: ||green-brown, small; inflorescence spike|
|Fruit:||dry seed with 3 sharp ridges|
|Leaf:||alternate, entire, with prominent midvein; floating, heart-shaped base; submersed, leaves lance-like, wavy edges; fibrous stipules free of leaf axils|