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of Natural Sciences
Potamogetonaceae (Pondweed Family)
Potamogetonaceae are aquatic plants. The leaves on the surface tend to be
wider than the submersed ones. The family was previously called the "Najadaceae." The vascular water plants are easily confused with one particular genus of alga, Chara. Chara has whorled branches and does not flower.