Taxon  Report   6807    
Potamogeton diversifolius  Raf.
Diverse leaved pondweed,  Rafinesque's pondweed, Waterthread pondweed
Potamogeton diversifolius
© 2018 Jake Ruygt
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Potamogeton diversifolius, 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
Potamogeton diversifolius
© 2018 Jake Ruygt
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Potamogeton capillaceus
PLANTS: Potamogeton capillaceus var. atripes
PLANTS: Potamogeton diversifolius var. multidenticulatus
More information about  Potamogeton diversifolius
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).