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Invasive Species Highlight: Variable-Leaf Water Milfoil

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

What is Variable-Leaf (or two-leaf) Water Milfoil? Variable Leaf Water Milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) is a submerged aquatic invasive plant that looks like some native species including native milfoils. The plant’s feathery leaves are arranged in dense whorls, usually four to six leaves per whorl. Each feathery leaf has seven to READ MORE

Invasive Species Highlight: Brittle Naiad

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

What is Brittle (European or Spiny) Naiad? Brittle Naiad (Najas minor) is a submerged aquatic invasive plant with thin stiff leaves that have serrated edges. The serrations on leaf edges are visible without magnification. Native versions of naiad also have serrated leaves but these are tiny and require magnification to READ MORE

Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Reported in Lake George

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

Just weeks after the invasive Emerald Ash Borer was discovered for the first time in the Adirondack Park, another invasive species has been found within the boundaries of the Blue Line: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). First recorded in the Adirondack Park in 2017 on Prospect Mountain in Lake George, HWA READ MORE

Invasive Species Highlight: Fanwort

2021-01-26T08:57:35-05:00

What is Fanwort? Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana), is an aquatic invasive plant species found in submersed and floating-leaved plant communities. It has two distinctive leaf types. Fanwort’s submersed leaves are finely divided and fan-like and are attached to the stem of the plant by petioles. The submersed leaves have an opposite READ MORE

Invasive Species Highlight: Brazilian Elodea

2021-01-26T08:57:36-05:00

This post is a part of New York Invasive Species Awareness Week. You can learn more about the event here. What is Brazilian elodea? Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa), also known as Brazilian Waterweed, is a popular aquarium and water garden plant that is often sold under the generic name “Anacharis”. A submerged READ MORE