Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Spotted Pondweed
Potamogeton pulcher
Family: Potamogetonaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1S2

Peaty or muddy acid waters or shores, ponds (especially sinkhole), slow streams, and swamps.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: June- September

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The stems and petioldes have black spots. The floating leaves are somewhat cordate at the base.

Avoid changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions at the site. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or vegetation removal that would result in increased erosion.

Global Range:
An aquatic plant found chiefly along the coastal plain from southern Maine to Florida and Alabama. It is also known inland around southern Indiana to Missouri and Arkansas.

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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