Potamogeton crispus

Common Name(s): curly pondweed

Non-Native to Florida

This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists

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 koshef@dnr.state.wi.us.


Potamogeton crispus Images by Frank Koshere

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For brief control information, see Efficacy of Herbicide Active Ingredients Against Aquatic Weeds by K. Langeland, M. Netherland, and W. Haller.