Clasping-leaf pondweed can be easily identified by its thin, delicate,
oval shaped leaves. The leaves are wide and wavy with a broad base
that clasps around the stem. The edges of the leaves are smooth and the tip comes to
a point. Clasping-leaf pondweed can sometimes be confused with Curly-Leaf Pondweed.
The easiest way to tell the two species apart is to look at the tips of the leaves.
Curly-Leaf tips are rounded with small teeth on the edges
while Clasping-Leaf tips will be blunt and ponted.