Environmental and Economic Concerns
- Sprawling grass up to 15 feet long that forms dense tufts on shorelines
- Provides little wildlife value and crowds out native plants
- Mats can break loose forming floating islands
- Considered one of the world’s worst weeds
|Mechanical||Mowing; harvest or shred floating mats|
|Physical||Drawdown, desiccation, and burning|
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Status of the Aquatic Plant Maintenance Program in Florida Public Waters, Annual Report – Fiscal Year 2009-2010.