Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Stuckenia pectinata (L.) Börner image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

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Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski
Family Potamogetonaceae
Stuckenia pectinata (L.) Börner
comb pondweed, sago pondweed
Stuckenia: probably for Wilhelm Adolf Stucken (1852-1901) headmaster of the Gottingen Gymnasium and amateur botanist associated with the Bremen herbarium
pectinata: Latin for "comb-like"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial aquatic, flower stalk slender either above or below surface; stems 1'-3' long, fan-like branches; slender rhizomes with many starchy tubers
Flower: green to brown, small; inflorescence spike of spaced whorls
Fruit:oval-to-ovate, dry seed with a short beak
Leaf:alternate, entire, with prominent midvein; very thin, sharp pointed, needle-like; stipules fused to leaf over most of length
Habitat: water 3-7' deep or more
Notes: can be in very turbid water

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Stuckenia list Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Coleogeton pectinatus (L.) Les & R.R.Haynes
Potamogeton pectinatus L.

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