Taxon  Report   6814    
Potamogeton illinoensis  Morong
Illinois pondweed,  Pondweed, Shining pondweed
Potamogeton illinoensis
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Potamogeton illinoensis, a monocot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Potamogeton angustifolius
PLANTS: Potamogeton heterophyllus
PLANTS: Potamogeton lucens
More information about  Potamogeton illinoensis
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 19, 2019).