Slender Pondweed - Potamogeton pusillus
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Stems terete, branched, often with globose glands at some nodes. Submersed leaves linear 1–6 cm × 1–2 mm; stipules 5–30 mm long, sheathing or not but quickly fraying. Floating leaves absent. Spikes 5–12 mm long, continuous or with distinct whorls of flowers. Tepals green, 1–1.5 mm long. Fruits 1–2 mm long, obscurely keeled with a short, curved beak (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Circumboreal south to most of U.S., Mexico and S. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Shallow to deep, fresh to saline water of ponds, lakes, marshes, slow streams; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Garrett, P.A. 1983. Relationships between benthic communities, land use, chemical dynamics, and trophic state in Georgetown Lake. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 136 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.