Potamogeton obtusifolius Mert. & W.D.J.Koch
Family: Potamogetonaceae
blunt-leaved pondweed
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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; often tinges with red; blunt tip; glands at leaf node; stipules membranous
Flowers: green-brown, small, stalk short; inflorescence spike
Fruits: dry seed with low, sharp dorsal ridge
Conservation Status: Native
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