Potamogeton hillii Morong
Family: Potamogetonaceae
Hill's pondweed
Potamogeton hillii image
Gary Fewless  
Etymology: Potamogeton: from Greek potamos, "a river," and geiton, "a neighbor," because of the habitat
Plants: perennial, submersed aquatic; from rhizomes
Leaves: alternate, entire, with prominent midvein; narrow usually with a bristly tip; stipules white and fibrous
Flowers: green-brown, small, stalk recurved from the upper leaf axils, winter buds hard with a fibrous base; inflorescence spike
Fruits: dry seed with low, sharp side and dorsal ridges
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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