Taxon  Report   6820    
Potamogeton pusillus  L.
Small pondweed
Potamogeton pusillus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Potamogeton pusillus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Potamogeton pusillus, 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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Potamogeton pusillus
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Potamogeton pusillus var. pusillus
ICPN: Potamogeton pusillus ssp. pusillus
More information about  Potamogeton pusillus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 19, 2019).