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Potamogeton illinoensis Morong
Illinois pondweed

Potamogeton illinoensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Potamogetonaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Potamogeton illinoensis has been found in the following 9 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Native
Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native

Potamogeton illinoensis has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Potamogeton illinoensis has been found in the following 8 habitats :
Blackwater Stream
Disturbed Wetland
Marl Prairie
River Floodplain Lake
Sinkhole Lake
Slough
Swale
Swamp Lake

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Potamogeton illinoensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Potamogeton illinoensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton