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Illinois pondweed
Potamogeton illinoensis
Potamogetonaceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Floating or submerged aquatic herb.

Dimensions: N/A; a floating or submerged aquatic.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Widespread in North America south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Marshes.

Soils: Wet, poorly-drained organic or calcareous soils.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Greenish.

Flower Characteristics: Inconspicuous.

Flowering Season: Spring-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous cluster of drupelets.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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