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Macrophyte Booklet

This booklet was prepared by Floating Classroom staff and interns in 2014.  It is intended as a field-ready tool for individuals and groups conducting non-professional aquatic plant surveys.  We look forward to getting your comments, and expect to continue updating and improving this product each year.  Click below to download your own PDF file, or contact us to order a laminated set (limited supply!).

Macrophyte ID Booklet

posted Apr 19, 2015, 12:41 PM by Sophia D'Addario   [ updated Nov 4, 2017, 5:58 PM by Bill Foster ]

The downloadable PDF file below was developed in 2015 by high school and college interns, working with the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom.  This guide is specifically designed for use by citizens making casual lake plant observations or for use by groups participating in organized macrophyte monitoring efforts.  This "First Version" guide will be updated and expanded in coming years, based on the feedback of our users. 

PLEASE NOTE: The image labeled as a Turion on the Hydrilla verticillata card is, in fact a turion of Curly-Leaf Pondweed (Potomageton crispus).  This error will be corrected in the upcoming edition.  The Hydrilla verticillata turion is pictured here:

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