Calflora
Taxon  Report   9594    
Potamogeton alpinus  Balb.
Alpine pondweed
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Potamogeton alpinus, a monocot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Potamogeton alpinus var. subellipticus
PLANTS: Potamogeton alpinus var. tenuifolius
ICPN + PLANTS: Potamogeton alpinus ssp. tenuifolius
More information about  Potamogeton alpinus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (POAL8)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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