There are 2 verified occurrences, 17 historical occurrences.
In New York, Potamogeton strictifolius is known from shallow water habitats of both natural and artificial lakes (New York Natural Heritage Program 2011). Alkaline waters (Crow and Hellquist 2001). Alkaline waters of lakes and slow-moving streams (FNA 2000).
Central and eastern New York. New York is near the eastern edge of its range.
It is best to survey for Northern Pondweed from late July through September, when it is in fruit.
The time of year you would expect to find Straight-leaved Pondweed vegetative and fruiting in New York.
Potamogeton strictifolius Benn.
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Information for this guide was last updated on: August 9, 2011
Please cite this page as:
New York Natural Heritage Program. 2023. Online Conservation Guide for Potamogeton strictifolius. Available from: https://guides.nynhp.org/straight-leaved-pondweed/. Accessed May 29, 2023.