Common waterweed


Common waterweed (Elodea nuttallii) Hydrocharitaceae family

Small infestations found in Fairbanks area - Report immeddiately if found! Call 479-1213

This underwater perennial plant is long and slender with green leaves arranged mostly in whorls of 3. It is found in lakes, ponds, rivers, and ditches. This plant rarely produces flowers, but when it does they are small white flowers at the end of long thread-like stalks.

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