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Aquatic Invasive Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil


Photo Credit: Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) is an aquatic invasive perennial plant that originated from Europe and Asia. This submerged plant resembles similar native watermilfoils, but can be distinguished by the blunt, snipped-off appearance of its leaf tips. The Eurasian watermilfoil typically has READ MORE

Aquatic Invasive Species: Curly Leaf Pond Weed


Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org Curly Leaf Pond Weed (Potamogeton crispus) is a submerged invasive perennial plant that looks very similar to many native species. A distinguishing characteristic is the scallop on its leaf edges which makes each rigid leaf look like a little wavy reddish-green READ MORE

Aquatic Invasive Species: European Frog-bit


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


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