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Potamogeton lucens (long-leaf pondweed; longleaf pondweed)

Synonyms: Buccaferrea lucida; Potamogeton acuminatus; Potamogeton americanus; Potamogeton angustifolius; Potamogeton caudatus; Potamogeton coriaceus; Potamogeton corniculatus; Potamogeton cornutus; Potamogeton dentatus; Potamogeton gaudichaudii; Potamogeton gramineus subsp. zizii; Potamogeton lanceolatus; Potamogeton lindenbergii; Potamogeton longifolius; Potamogeton lucens f. acuminatus; Potamogeton lucens f. coriaceus; Potamogeton lucens f. lancifolius; Potamogeton lucens f. longifolius; Potamogeton lucens f. ovalifolius; Potamogeton lucens subsp. macrophyllus; Potamogeton lucens subsp. sinicus; Potamogeton lucens subsp. vaginans; Potamogeton lucens subsp. zizii; Potamogeton lucens var. acuminatus; Potamogeton lucens var. angustifolius; Potamogeton lucens var. coriaceus; Potamogeton lucens var. cornutus; Potamogeton lucens var. diversifolius; Potamogeton lucens var. fluitans; Potamogeton lucens var. lancifolius; Potamogeton lucens var. longifolius; Potamogeton lucens var. nudus; Potamogeton lucens var. ovalifolius; Potamogeton lucens var. rotundifolius; Potamogeton lucens var. teganumensis; Potamogeton lucens var. zizii; Potamogeton lucidus; Potamogeton macrophyllus; Potamogeton nitens; Potamogeton proteus; Potamogeton proteus lucens; Potamogeton proteus zizii; Potamogeton pseudolongifolius; Potamogeton rotundifolius; Potamogeton sinicus; Potamogeton teganumensis; Potamogeton volhynicus; Potamogeton zizii; Potamogeton zizii f. pulcherrimus; Potamogeton zizii f. validus; Potamogeton zizii var. validus; Spirillus lucens; Spirillus zizii

Wikipedia Abstract

Potamogeton lucens, or shining pondweed, is an aquatic perennial plant native to Eurasia and North Africa. It grows in relatively deep, still or slow-flowing, calcareous freshwater habitats.
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Screening - Summer [1]  Porous
Screening - Winter [1]  Porous
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 3 Low Temperature: -40 F° (-40 C°) → -30 F° (-34.4 C°)
Light Preference [3]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Acidity [3]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [3]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [3]  Submerged
Water Use [1]  High
Flower Color [1]  Green
Foliage Color [1]  Green
Fruit Color [1]  Brown
Bloom Period [1]  Mid Summer
Drought Tolerance [1]  None
Fire Tolerance [1]  High
Frost Free Days [1]  90 days
Fruit/Seed Abundance [1]  Low
Fruit/Seed Begin [1]  Summer
Fruit/Seed End [1]  Summer
Growth Form [1]  Rhizomatous
Growth Period [1]  Summer
Growth Rate [1]  Rapid
Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Propagation [1]  Bare Root, Seed, Sprig
Seed Spread Rate [1]  Slow
Seed Vigor [1]  Low
Shape/Orientation [1]  Prostrate
Structure [4]  Herb
Vegetative Spread Rate [1]  Rapid


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Barents Sea Drainages Finland, Norway, Russia, Svalbard Palearctic Polar Freshwaters    
Cantabric Coast - Languedoc France, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Eastern Iberia Andorra, France, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Northern Baltic Drainages Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Polar Freshwaters    
Southern Iberia Portugal, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Upper Danube Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Western Iberia Portugal, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Astrakhanskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 167827 Astrakhan, Russia
Boschi del Ticino 50788 Italy  
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Hist. Park National Historical Park V 19586 Maryland, District of Columbia, United States
Chippewa Nature Center   Michigan, United States    
Ems 20304 Germany  
Fiume Metauro da Piano di Zucca alla foce 1838 Italy    
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge VI 28351 Louisiana, United States
Lago di Mezzola e Pian di Spagna 3981 Italy  
Lago di Montepulciano 1194 Italy  
Lake Superior Provincial Park IV 351011 Ontario, Canada
Moselaue bei Nennig 467 Germany  
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
Padule di Diaccia Botrona 3331 Italy  
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve V 1777 Spain  
Risaie della Lomellina 76457 Italy  
Yellowstone Biosphere Reserve II 2196863 Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, United States



Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)[5]
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[5]
Branta canadensis (Canada Goose)[5]
Ctenopharyngodon idella (silver orfe)[6]
Cygnus columbianus (Tundra Swan)[6]
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)[5]
Castor canadensis (american beaver)[5]
Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)[5]
Lymnaea stagnalis (swamp lymnaea)[5]
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)[5]


Shelter for 
Aedes albopictus (forest day mosquito)[5]
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)[5]
Ameiurus natalis (Yellow bullhead)[5]
Anax junius (green darner)[5]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[5]
Anguilla rostrata (American eel)[5]
Aquarius remigis (Common water strider)[5]
Chelydra serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle)[5]
Corydalus cornutus (dobsonfly)[5]
Dolomedes triton (Six-spottedfishingspider)[5]
Gambusia holbrooki (Bore-drain fish)[5]
Hyalella azteca (Scud)[5]
Ischnura posita (Fragile forktail)[5]
Lampsilis radiata (eastern lampmussel)[5]
Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri (Aquatic worm)[5]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[5]
Micropterus salmoides (Northern largemouth bass)[5]
Nerodia sipedon (Northern Water Snake)[5]
Notemigonus crysoleucas (Golden shiner minnow)[5]
Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Strawberry bass)[5]
Procotyla fluviatilis (Flatworm)[5]
Semotilus atromaculatus (Horned dace)[5]
Castor canadensis (american beaver)[5]
Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)[5]
Lymnaea stagnalis (swamp lymnaea)[5]
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)[5]


Caribbean; North America; Oceania;



Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish Plants: Status, Size, Life History, Geography and Habitats, M. O. Hill, C. D. Preston & D. B. Roy, Biological Records Centre, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2004)
3ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
4Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
5Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Chippewa Nature Center
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access