US Long-Term Ecological Research Network

Lake Monona: Macrophyte Species Richness by Year

Species List

Common Name Scientific Name
American eelgrass Vallisneria americana
American lotus Nelumbo lutea
Canadian waterweed Elodea canadensis
coon's tail Ceratophyllum demersum
curly-leaved pondweed Potamogeton crispus
Eurasian watermilfoil Myriophyllum spicatum
FILAMENTOUS ALGAE
flat-stem pondweed Potamogeton zosteriformis
grassleaf mudplantain Heteranthera dubia
horned pondweed Zannichellia palustris
illinois pondweed Potamogeton illinoensis
leafy pondweed Potamogeton foliosus
nodding waternymph Najas flexilis
red-head pondweed Potamogeton richardsonii
sago pondweed Stuckenia pectinata
shortspike watermilfoil Myriophyllum sibiricum