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Sonoran Desert Plants
Zannichellia palustris Linnaeus (Horned Pondweed)

Ajo Peak at Night


Habitat: water
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite,simple,filamentous,entire
Flower Color: green
Flowering Period: spring-summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Potamogetonaceae (pondweed family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 53 (4.6 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Zannichellia palustris Linnaeus (opens in a new tab).






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