Alpine Pondweed (Potamogeton alpinus)

Alpine Pondweed (Potamogeton Alpinus)
Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. | USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 1: 77. | License: PD US Government

Potamogeton Alpinus, or more commonly know as Alpine 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 Alpinus or Alpine Pondweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, 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) GL (N)
  • State T/E Status: NH (T) NJ (E) NY (T) PA (X)
  • State T/E Common Name: NH (thin-leaved alpine pondweed) NJ (northern pondweed) NY (northern pondweed) PA (northern pondweed)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(NI) 3(OBL) 4(OBL) 5(OBL) 8(OBL) 9(OBL) 0(OBL) A(OBL)

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