Taxon  Report   6819 
Potamogeton praelongus  Wulfen
White stemmed pondweed,  Whitestem pondweed
Potamogeton praelongus
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Potamogeton praelongus
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Potamogeton praelongus
© 2011 Sierra Pacific Industries
Potamogeton praelongus, a monocot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Potamogeton praelongus
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Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: freshwater-marsh, lakes [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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PLANTS: Potamogeton praelongus var. angustifolius
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 31, 2016).

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