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Potamogeton epihydrus (Ribbonleaf pondweed)
Smith, R.W.

Potamogeton epihydrus

Potamogeton epihydrus Raf.

Ribbonleaf Pondweed

Potamogetonaceae (Pondweed Family)

Synonym(s): Potamogeton epihydrus ssp. nuttallii, Potamogeton epihydrus var. nuttallii, Potamogeton epihydrus var. ramosus

USDA Symbol: POEP2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jul


USA: AK , AL , AR , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Aquatic: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Potamogeton epihydrus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Potamogeton epihydrus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Potamogeton epihydrus


Record Modified: 2015-05-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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