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Potamogeton robbinsii

Plant of the day: Potamogeton robbinsiiRobbins' pondweed

Robbins' pondweed forms large colonies in deep water. It rarely flowers, but when it does, it is distinctive for its branched inflorescence. As in a few other pondweeds (Potamogeton), its stipules are fused to the leaf blades, with only the tip of the stipule free. Maximum ...

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