Potamogeton

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Potamogeton
PotamogetonPerfoliatus2.jpg
Potamogeton perfoliatus
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Potamogeton

Species

80-100, see text

Potamogeton is a genus of aquatic plants. They live in freshwater such as ponds and lakes. They part of the family Potamogentonaceae. Their common name is pondweed. The genus name means "river neighbor". They are also a food source for many fish and algae eaters.