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curlyleaf pondweed

Origin:

Europe and Africa

Identification:

Curly pondweed has long, narrow alternating leaves that are l-3 inches long. The veins of the leaf branch from a larger middle vein.

Impacts:

This plant can from dense mats at the surface and can shade out native plants. These mats reduce fishing areas, and may cause fish kills when they decompose.

Range Expansion:

Curly pondweed spreads by hardened buds (sometimes called turions) and by seeds.

South Dakota Distribution:
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