This stuff just grows all in the ponds around here!
Would like to know what it is if possible!
Tough to tell - opposite leaves is a big clue - omits some pondweed genus - (pondweed is a very general name for many genus and even families). I found a website - http://www.chesapeakebay.net/bfg_widgeon_grass.aspx?menuitem=14363 either Ruppia maritime, Widgeon Grass or Zannichellia palustris Horned Pondweed. Sago pondweed is alternated leaved along with Potamogeton genus so they are omitted. Hopeful someone else could help you accurate id it.
if more pictures are needed let me know, and of what part of the plant!
Consider the pondweeds, esp. Sago Pondweed
This website has a bunch of pondweeds to look at.
Also check out the Naiads
after taking a hard look at the closeup, I'm leaning harder toward the naiads. Here's a species table:
Is there anyway to look at that without it being a .pdf?
I don't have the software installed to open it =)
It's definitely more like the naiads.
This message was edited Mar 16, 2009 10:18 PM
You can download Acrobat Reader for free from Adobe's website which will allow you to open the pdf files.
if you really want to avoid adding the software to your computer, you can enter the website into google, and when it lists it under the search box, click the link that says "view as html." this will let you view the text, although the formatting may be distorted. No pictures will come through, nor will any text that has been converted to pictures, like big headlines/titles, or fancy block capitals at the beginning of an article.
otherwise, click below to get the pdf reader:
Try digging up some and photograph against a white background in good light (wash dirts off first) - maybe even fill a small clear shallow container with a bit of water so it will keep it shape.
I agree I don't think it is Sago pondweed - sago pondweed have alternative leaves.