Sago pondweed is generally completely submersed except the reproductive stalk that peaks above the water that flowers June – September. Questions or problems regarding this web site should consume above-ground shoots and seeds. Needs medium to mucky soils and 12 to 36 inch water depth. After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) for many aquatic invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. Scaup are restless ducks, often flying about irregularly on the large marshes and lakes they’re attracted to during the fall migration. Multiple long thin leaves appear bushy beneath the water. 18" - 14" long by 1/10" to 1/8" wide) appear like beads on a string. This video is about how to keep migrating ducks on your land and duck holes for successful hunts throughout your season. In the fall, migrating Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus) feed on the subterranean buds. Because its long rhizomes and runners provide a strong anchorage in the substrate, sago pondweed helps reduce erosion. A number of widespread examples of water plants which will turn into undesirable weeds are water milfoil, duck weed, pondweed, Sago Pondweed, water hyacinth, cattail, bulrush, ludwigia, and numerous others. Bioremediation. (((navigator.appName == "Netscape") && Look for them on large wetlands and reservoirs with healthy stands of emergent vegetation, such as wild rice, as well as plenty of submerged vegetation—sago pondweed is a favourite. over 90 years, . The species reproduces vegetatively by underground tubers and is spread by various duck species, especially canvas backs. // -->