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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Department of Transportation and Public Facilities  Northern Region UAF Cooperative Extension Service Natural Resources Conservation Service Bureau of Land Management - Fairbanks District Office Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District National Park Service