Common Name(s): curly pondweed
Non-Native to Florida
This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists
For brief control information, see Efficacy of Herbicide Active Ingredients Against Aquatic Weeds (EDIS Pub #SS-AGR-44)
Potamogeton crispus is a flowering, submersed plant rarely found in the shallow water of springs and streams in Jackson County, Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). Curly pondweed grows throughout the United States and Canada (Kartesz, 1999) and is native to Europe.
This non-native pondweed is not a problem in Florida, but it is elsewhere in the U.S.
Special thanks to Frank Koshere, Water Resource Biologist and Aquatic Plant Management Coordinator with the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources for the use of his images. Please direct photographic inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potamogeton crispus Images by Frank Koshere