Sago pondweed prefers slow-moving or standing waters, but it tolerates strong waves and currents better than most plants because of its long roots and rhizomes. Sexual reproduction occurs from June through August. SAGO PONDWEED. Sago beds provide habit… Working over the summer during the COVID-19 pandemic has been very challenging, with workers driving separately and carefully maintaining social distancing while working within the short window of time during which seeds are viable. for sago pondweed seeds, tubers, and fo-liage was 0.957 + 0.005 (SD). Last modified: Above, sago pondweed goes to seed in the Severn River Sanctuary in Anne Arundel County, Md., on July 10, 2016. Watermeal. ), including Sago Pondweed. In a study of sago false pondweed tuber grazing by Bewick's swans, surviving tubers in heavily-grazed populations were buried on average significantly deeper in bottom sediments than tubers in ungrazed stands. // -->. Generally, there is little regrowth within the same season. This also produces a strong food chain for the pond fish. Juvenile fish and invertebrates utilize sago pondweed for cover. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program) 2 of 2 The birds feed on the entire plant, particularly its nutrient-rich seeds and tubers. Copyright � 1990-2016[Kester's Wild Game Food Nursery INC.]. Swans, geese, and diving ducks such as canvasbacks favor the tubers and seeds of sago pondweed. Sago pondweed seeds are in terminal clusters. The model assumed equal relative growth rates in adjacent open and control plots between consecutive sampling dates. Leaves have a prominent central stripe and leave tips tend to float gracefully at the water’s surface. Hints to identify: Most narrow-leaf pondweeds have no floating leaves----it is only the seeds of some types that reach or extend above the surface. THE REPRODUCTION AND MODE OF SPREAD OF SAGO PONDWEED (POTAMOCETON PEC'WINATT3'S L.) IN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS INTRODUCTION Sago pondweed (Potamogeton pectinatas L.) is a submersed, rooted, perennial, aquatic seed … // -->