Variable-leaf Milfoil

Hamilton County Distribution

  • Fourth Lake
  • Fifth Lake
  • Sixth Lake
  • Seventh Lake
  • Eldon Lake
  • Lake Durant
  • Long Lake
  • Raquette Lake
  • Rock Pond

Identification

  • Bottle-brush, bushy appearance
  • Enormous canopy
  • Whorled leaves
  • Thick, maroon or brown stems
  • Compound leaves with greater than 11 leaflets
  • Little internodal spacing between whorls
  • Surface spikes emerge above the water’s surface

Threats

  • Fills in fish habitat
  • Ensnares motors and fishing lures
  • Interferes with swimming and boating
  • Devalues shoreline property

Management

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