Taxon  Report   6806    
Potamogeton crispus  L.
Crispate leaved pondweed,  Curly pondweed, Cut leaved pondweed
Potamogeton crispus
© 2015 Neal Kramer
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Potamogeton crispus
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Potamogeton crispus, a monocot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Potamogeton crispus
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).