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Oakes' Pondweed (Potamogeton oakesianus)


Potamogeton Oakesianus, or more commonly know as Oakes' 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 Oakesianus or Oakes' Pondweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Potamogeton
  • Family: Potamogetonaceae
  • Order: Najadales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: IN (E) PA (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: IN (Oakes pondweed) PA (Oakes' pondweed)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 3(OBL)

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