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Illustration of American holly leaves, flowers, fruit.

American Holly

American holly, Ilex opaca.

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Illustration of American hornbeam leaves and fruits.

American Hornbeam (Musclewood)

American hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana.

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Photo of American lotus, young floating circular leaf

American Lotus (Floating Leaf)

American lotus is an aquatic plant that can cover large areas. The leaves are blue green, circular, without a V-shaped notch, extremely variable in size, to 2 feet wide, and can shed water. The stem is attached in the center. They are normally held above the water level on long stems, though young leaves float.

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Photo of lotus in pool at Duck Creek CA

American Lotus Flower

American lotus is just one of the several species of “lilies” or floating leaved plants that grow in Pool 1. It provides shade and oxygen for the fish below, but can also crowd out other plants and fishermen because of its broad, round leaves.

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Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

American Lotus Seedpod

You may have seen the American lotus flower's seedpod and just didn't know it. Also known as "yanqypin," the seedpod is used often floral arrangements.

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Photo of American pondweed leaves floating on water surface

American Pondweed (Longleaf Pondweed)

American pondweed, or longleaf pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus), is one of our native pondweeds that can grow rampantly and become a nuisance plant in ponds and lakes. When they grow excessively, it can be due to excessive nutrients entering the water, such as farm and fertilizer runoff or leaky septic systems.

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Photo of American pondweed closeup of leaves

American Pondweed (Longleaf Pondweed)

American pondweed, or longleaf pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus), like other pondweeds, grows submerged in water, sometimes with floating leaves, with only its flowers rising above the surface.

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