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Curly-Leaf Pondweed - Staples Lake

Voucher Specimen At
UWSP Freckmann Herbarium,UWSP Freckmann Herbarium
Status
Verified and Vouchered
Date First Found
6/30/2009
Location First Found
it was found at 12 of 12 transects for plant sampling at 1,500ft intervals. dominant vegetation is Elodea canadensis and CLP
Original Extent
Widespread, covering most shallow areas of lake


Curly-Leaf Pondweed

About Curly-Leaf Pondweed

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.