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At least 65 pondweed species are present in the U.S. All are perennial aquatic herbs with stipules at each leaf. Many species have both submersed and floating leaves. Leaves are typically alternate, although some may be sub-opposite and appear opposite.
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Submersed, thin, and up to 1.25 in. wide and 8 in. long. Floating leaves elliptic and up to 1.5 in. wide by 5 in. long.
Up to 6 ft long, rooting at lower nodes. Rhizomes present.
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