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Potamogeton crispus - L.

Common Name Curly Pondweed
Family Potamogetonaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Lakes, ponds, streams, canals etc[17]. Found in fresh and in saline water[235].
Range Europe, including Britain, to Asia.
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Weed Potential Yes
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Water Plants Full sun
Potamogeton crispus Curly Pondweed


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Potamogeton crispus Curly Pondweed
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Potamogeton crispus is a PERENNIAL at a fast rate. It is in flower from May to October, and the seeds ripen from June to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It can grow in water.

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Synonyms

P. serratus.

Habitats

 Pond;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[105, 177, 179]. Root[179]. No more details are given.

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

A submerged aquatic plant that can be used as an oxygenator of ponds[1]. It is best given a loam based medium in full sun[200]. It prefers alkaline water[200]. Prefers cool water[188]. A fast growing plant in need of constant checking to make sure it does not overrun the pond[200]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus, the resulting progeny is usually sterile[200].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a pot that is standing in its own depth of water in a greenhouse as soon as the seed is ripe if this is possible. Stored seed is likely to have a short viability. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and increase the depth of water around the pot until the plants are covered by a few centimetres of water. Grow the plants on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for their first winter, increasing the depth of water as the plants grow larger. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring[56]. Cuttings of erect shoots in the growing season[56].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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