Potamogeton crispus L.
Common Name: PONDWEED
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Potamogeton crispus leaves G. E. Crow leaves

Shallow to deep water of lakes, rivers, ditches, etc., including the Great Lakes, introduced from Europe and first collected in 1926 in Ottawa Co. Seems to thrive in polluted waters. See Stuckey (1979) for more details.

Although this species fruits very rarely, it is frequently found with prominent winter-buds (branchlets with variously modified leaves and shortened, hardened internodes), which apparently serve in propagation.


Allegan County
Alpena County
Barry County
Berrien County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Delta County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Hillsdale County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mason County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2323.