Potamogetonaceae - pondweed family
Sole species that grows without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
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(updated 15 April 2017)


Potamogetonaceae - pondweed family

Mount Desert Island is home to 14 species in 3 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Potamogeton (12 species)
      Potamogeton amplifolius - big-leaved pondweed (rare1)
      Potamogeton berchtoldii - Berchtold’s pondweed ([?])
      Potamogeton bicupulatus - snail-seed pondweed (uncommon)
      Potamogeton confervoides - alga-like pondweed (rare)
      Potamogeton epihydrus - ribbon-leaved pondweed (common)
      Potamogeton gemmiparus - budding pondweed (common)
      Potamogeton gramineus - grassy pondweed (uncommon)
      Potamogeton natans - floating pondweed (uncommon)
      Potamogeton oakesianus - Oakes' pondweed (occasional)
      Potamogeton perfoliatus - clasping-leaved pondweed (uncommon)
      Potamogeton pusillus - small pondweed (occasional)
      Potamogeton spirillus - northern snail-seed pondweed (occasional)
   Stuckenia (1 species)
      Stuckenia pectinata - Sago false pondweed (rare)
   Zannichellia (1 species)
      Zannichellia palustris - horned-pondweed (rare)






Potamogeton (pondweed)
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Potamogeton amplifolius (big-leaved pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton berchtoldii (Berchtold’s pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton bicupulatus (snail-seed pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton confervoides (alga-like pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton epihydrus (ribbon-leaved pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton gemmiparus (budding pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton gramineus (grassy pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton natans (floating pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton oakesianus (Oakes' pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton perfoliatus (clasping-leaved pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton pusillus (small pondweed) - [information to be added]

Potamogeton spirillus (northern snail-seed pondweed) - [information to be added]


Stuckenia (false pondweed)
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Stuckenia pectinata (Sago false pondweed) - [information to be added]


Zannichellia (horned-pondweed)
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Zannichellia palustris (horned-pondweed) - [information to be added]


Note:
   1Frequency designations are from Mittelhauser, Glen H., Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Webber. 2010. The Plants of Acadia National Park. Orono, Maine: The University of Maine Press.