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Aquatic Invasive Species: European Water Chestnut

2021-01-26T08:57:54-05:00

Photo by Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org European Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) is a floating aquatic annual which is native to Europe, Asia, and tropical Africa. It was introduced to North America as a garden specimen. The plant can grow up to sixteen feet and forms READ MORE

Aquatic Invasive Species: European Frog-bit

2021-01-26T08:57:54-05:00

Photo by Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org European frog-bit is a free-floating perennial invasive plant originating in Europe, parts of Asia, and Africa. The plant has small (1.5 to 6.5 cm), rounded,  kidney-shaped or heart-shaped leaves with dark purple, spongy undersides. The plant spreads rapidly creating dense READ MORE

Aquatic Invasive Species: Yellow Floating Heart

2021-01-26T08:57:55-05:00

Photo by David Cappaert, Bugwood.org Yellow Floating Heart (Nymphoides peltata) is a perennial non-native invasive aquatic plant that originated in Europe and Asia. The Yellow Floating Heart, which has a bright yellow flower, was introduced to North America as an ornamental plant for backyard ponds. It causes damage to READ MORE