Potamogeton crispus L. (ITIS)
Curly pondweed, Curly-leaf pondweed
Eurasia, Africa, Australia (Catling and Dobson 1985)
Mid-1800s (Catling and Dobson 1985)
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)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
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Catling, P.M. and I. Dobson. 1985. The biology of Canadian weeds: 69. Potamogeton crispus L. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 65(3):655-668.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Potamogeton crispus. [Accessed Aug 27, 2023].
Nichols, S.A. and B.H. Shaw. 1986. Ecological life histories of the three aquatic nuisance plants, Myriophyllum spicatum, Potamogeton crispus and Elodea canadensis. Hydrobiologia 131(1):3-21.