pondweed

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pond +‎ weed

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pondweed ‎(plural pondweeds)

  1. Any of several plants that grow in ponds or similar aquatic conditions:
    • (Can we date this quote?)greenfingers.com article
      If you have to clear out any pondweed, make sure you leave it by the water’s edge before composting it so that any wildlife can crawl back into the pond.
    1. (most commonly) Potamogeton, a diverse and worldwide genus
    2. Elodea, found in North America
    3. Aponogeton, in Africa, Asia and Australasia
    4. opposite-leaved pondweed, Groenlandia densa, only plant of its genus, found chiefly in the Mediterranean region.
  2. Charales, an order of green algae

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