Sago Pondweed

Photo courtesy of J. Madsen

Scientific Name Stuckenia pectinata (L.) Böerner
Common Name Sago Pondweed
Family Potamogetonaceae (Pondweed)
Class Monocot
Description Submersed rooted, alternate long narrow leaves with distinct point, flowers emergent and inconspicuous, wind or water pollinated, reproduces by stolons and both subterranean and axillary tubers
US Distribution Throughout North America
Worldwide Distribution Amost worldwide
Ecology Submersed in both static and flowing waters
Economic Importance May form nuisance growths in eutrophic streams and ditches
Ecological Importance Highly important habitat and food for waterfowl and aquatic organisms, waterfowl eat tubers, foliage, and seeds
Notes Then genus and family are the most important taxa to submersed aquatic communities in North America, and possibly worldwide
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