Curly-Leaf Pondweed

Curly-leaf pondweed is a submersed plant with leaves that are somewhat stiff and crinkled, resembling lasagna noodles. They are approximately 1/2 inch wide and 2 - 3 inches long. The leaves are arranged alternately around the stem and become denser at the end of branches. Stems can be a variety of colors, including white, red, brown, and green.


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    Recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating can be impaired, prevented, and even dangerous.

  • 2

    Excessive Aquatic weeds greatly detract from the aesthetic appeal and possible value of the overall property.

  • 3

    Excessive growth can lead to fish stunting, overpopulation and in extreme cases, fish kills.

  • 4

    Aquatic weed overgrowth is ideal for algae growth and leads to increased insect growth for mosquitos.

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    Too many weeds impede water flow in drainage ditches, irrigation canals, and culverts, causing water to back up.


Curly-leaf can be found in most of the contiguous states.