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Illinois Pondweed (Potamogeton illinoensis)


Potamogeton Illinoensis, or more commonly know as Illinois Pondweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Potamogeton. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Potamogeton Illinoensis or Illinois Pondweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Potamogeton
  • Family: Potamogetonaceae
  • Order: Najadales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: KY (SC) NJ (E) PA (R)
  • State T/E Common Name: KY (Illinois pondweed) NJ (Illinois pondweed) PA (Illinois pondweed)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL) 3(OBL) 4(OBL) 5(OBL) 6(OBL) 7(OBL) 8(OBL) 9(OBL) 0(OBL)

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