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Floating Leaved Pondweed
Potamogeton natans
  
About Floating Leaved Pondweed (Potamogeton natans) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Potamogeton natans L. (Broad-leaved Pondweed, Floating Pondweed, Floating-leaf pondweed) is an aquatic species in the genus Potamogeton native to quiet or slow-flowing freshwater habitats throughout the Holarctic Kingdom. It produces both floating and submersed leaves on the same plant. The floating leaves are ovate to oblong-ovate and almost always heart-shaped at the base. They are dark green, leathery, opaque, with translucent longitudinal veins. They are 5 to 10 centimeter long, pointed at the tips, and rounded at the base.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Form
Form
Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Flower Color
Flower Color
Green

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Standing

Common uses
Common uses
Bogs and Ponds

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Shallow, fresh or brackish water, lakes, ponds, bogs, marshes, lagoons, streams

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 11.0" - 87.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.26" - 2.61", Coldest Month: 23.9" - 52.8", Hottest Month: 44.7" - 77.4", Humidity: 0.09" - 23.73", Elevation: 39" - 10250"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Broad-leaved Pondweed, Floating Pondweed, Floating-leaf Pondweed, Floating-leaved Pondweed


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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