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Richardson's Pondweed (Potamogeton richardsonii)

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Potamogeton Richardsonii, or more commonly know as Richardson's 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 Richardsonii or Richardson's Pondweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, 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) AK (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: IN (T) MD (E X) PA (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: IN (redheadgrass) MD (redheadgrass) PA (red-head pondweed)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 3(OBL) 4(OBL) 5(OBL) 7(OBL) 8(OBL) 9(OBL) 0(OBL) A(OBL)




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