Longleaf Pondweed- Potamogeton nodosus

Long-Leaf Pondweed Leaf

One of the floating leaves of Long-leaf Pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus).

Longleaf Pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus), is sometimes classified as a submergent, or floating-leaf plant.  This species, like several other potamogetons, have submergent leaves and floating ones.  The submergent leaves of Long-leaf Pondweed are 10-30 cm long and 1-3 cm wide.  The form while the plant is still completely submerged, and when the floating leaves are present the submerged leaves decay or are inconspicuous.

Long-Leaf Pondweed Plants

An overgrown mass of Long-leaf Pondweed