Potamogeton alpinus Balb.
Common Name: PONDWEED
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Shallow to deep, usually cold, water such as spring-fed lakes and streams.

In the absence of floating leaves or fruit, this species might be confused with P. illinoensis, but it can be distinguished by blunter stipules and leaves and by the reticulate zone along the midrib (giving the appearance of a broad midrib), as well as by the strong reddish color which develops on drying.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Iron County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Leelanau County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Marquette County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2319.