Claspingleaf Pondweed (Potamogeton perfoliatus)

  • Claspingleaf Pondweed (Potamogeton Perfoliatus)
    Credit: A. Masclef | Atlas des plantes de France. 1891 | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)
  • Claspingleaf Pondweed (Potamogeton Perfoliatus)
    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | ęBilder ur Nordens F... | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)

Potamogeton Perfoliatus, or more commonly know as Claspingleaf 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 Perfoliatus or Claspingleaf Pondweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, 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) GL (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: OH (PRX)
  • State T/E Common Name: OH (red-head pondweed)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL) 3(OBL) 5(OBL)

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