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Curly Pondweed

Scientific Name

Potamogeton crispus L. (ITIS)

Common Name

Curly pondweed, Curly-leaf pondweed

Native To

Eurasia, Africa, Australia (Catling and Dobson 1985)

Date of U.S. Introduction
Means of Introduction

Unknown, possibly introduced accidentally with fish stocking operations (Catling and Dobson 1985; Nichols and Shaw 1986)


Forms dense mats that inhibit growth of native species and impede recreational activities (Catling and Dobson 1985)

Curly pondweed
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Curly pondweed, foliage


Photo by Chris Evans; University of Illinois

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Selected Resources

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