- Contact information
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- Wisconsin DNR Lakes
Division of Water
Bureau of Water Quality
- Aquatic Invasive Species Contacts
Curly-Leaf Pondweed - Reads Creek Fishery Area
- Date First Found
- Location First Found
Along fishery area in Read's Creek near Readstown, Vernon County. Upstream of Hwy M bridge.
- Latitude and Longitude
- Original Extent
Curly-leaf pondweed is an invasive aquatic perennial that is native to Eurasia, Africa, and Australia. It was accidentally introduced to United States waters in the mid-1880s by hobbyists who used it as an aquarium plant. The leaves are reddish-green, oblong, and about 3 inches long, with distinct wavy edges that are finely toothed. The stem of the plant is flat, reddish-brown and grows from 1 to 3 feet long. The plant usually drops to the lake bottom by early July.