Native SpeciesClasping-leaf pondweed

Potamogeton richardsonii
FOUND by MDSciGr4
2017-09-27
Lincolnville
ID Questioned
Quality checked by Nathan W
Peer reviewed by Nathan W
Field Notes
We found lots of live species. We got very wet. We heard leaves rustling and water splashing. We smelt mud and dirt. We also saw a pond, a salamander, and lots of Potamogeton.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Has lots of different shaped leaves and has no flowers
Photo of my evidence.
was found floating in water.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Potamogeton richardsonii
Common name:
Clasping-leaf pondweed
Count of individuals: 
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
How big is it?: 
Is it male or female?: 
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.313900 °
Longitude: 
W -69.043100 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a stream or river
Trip Information
Name:
Ducktrap River at Tanglewood
Trip date: 
Wed, 2017-09-27 09:45
Town or city: 
Lincolnville
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
10 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Boat ramp
Dirt road
Walking trail
People
Water temperature: 
15.6°C
pH: 
6.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
4.0mg/L

Comments

Hi MDSciGr4, Sounds like you had a nice day exploring the pond. It was difficult to tell from your picture but I think your specimen might be a burr reed. It looks like it might have a keel on the underside of the long strap like leaf. However it is difficult to tell due to the water reflection in the picture.

It does not look like Potamogeton richardsonii, which has leaves that are oval to lance shaped and have a lasagna noodle appearance.

Good try! Keep up your exploring!