Pondweeds of Florida
Claspingleaf pondweed, Potamogeton perfoliatus. Credits: Jess Van Dyke, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
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submerged aquatic vegetation
aquatic plant identification

How to Cite

Rohal, Christine, Laura Reynolds, Carrie Adams, and Charles Martin. 2020. “Pondweeds of Florida”. EDIS 2020 (5). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-ss686-2020.


This new 9-page factsheet describes the defining characteristics of the eleven pondweed species that are present in Florida. It serves as a pondweed identification guide for aquatic habitat managers, lake monitors, conservationists, and plant enthusiasts, and it gives some context on each species’ life history and ecological role. Written by Christine Rohal, Laura Reynolds, Carrie Reinhardt Adams, and Charles Martin, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Soil and Water Sciences.

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