Lake Mendota: Macrophyte Species Richness by Year

Species List

Common NameScientific Name
American eelgrassVallisneria americana
American lotusNelumbo lutea
American white waterlilyNymphaea odorata
American white waterlilyNymphaea odorata ssp. tuberosa
Canadian waterweedElodea canadensis
coon's tailCeratophyllum demersum
curly-leaved pondweedPotamogeton crispus
Eurasian watermilfoilMyriophyllum spicatum
FILAMENTOUS ALGAE
flat-stem pondweedPotamogeton zosteriformis
floatingleaf pondweedPotamogeton natans
grassleaf mudplantainHeteranthera dubia
horned pondweedZannichellia palustris
illinois pondweedPotamogeton illinoensis
large-leaf pondweedPotamogeton amplifolius
leafy pondweedPotamogeton foliosus
least duckweedLemna minor
nodding waternymphNajas flexilis
red-head pondweedPotamogeton richardsonii
sago pondweedStuckenia pectinata
shortspike watermilfoilMyriophyllum sibiricum
varigated yellow pond-lilyNuphar lutea ssp. variegata
white-stem pondweedPotamogeton praelongus