Eurasian Watermilfoil


Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophullum spicatum) Watermilfoil family

Not yet found in Fairbanks area - Report immeddiately if found! Call 479-1213

Eurasian watermilfoil is a submersed aquatic plant, with stems 3 feet long or more. Leaves are whorled, highly dissected, and composed of 28-48 thread-like divisions.Spikes emerge above the water, and flowers are borne in the axis of bracts. Plant forms dense mats that grow over the surface of water.

Found in fresh to salty water of ponds, lakes, slow-mowing streams, reservoirs, estuaries, and canals.

Not known to occur in Alaska but could readily be spread into here by float planes. This invasive alters ecosystems and makes poor habitat for waterfowl, fish, and other wildlife. Look for this invasive in wetlands.

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Natural Resources Conservation Service U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Partners for Fish & Wildlife Fairbanks North Star Borough - Parks & Recreation Alaska Department of Fish and Game Tanana Valley Farmers Market