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Potamogeton natans

Plant of the Day: Potamogeton natans floating pondweed

Floating pondweed has a circumboreal distribution. It is very common in the north temperate zone and throughout New England. The shape of the floating leaves depends on the speed of the current, with faster current resulting in more elongate the leaves and less cordate leaf ...

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