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Curly Pondweed

Curly pondweed - Invasive.org

Scientific name: Potamogeton crispus L. (ITIS)

Common names: Curly pondweed, Curly-leaf pondweed

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Native To: Eurasia, Africa, Australia (Catling and Dobson 1985)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Mid-1800s (Catling and Dobson 1985)

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

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

Current U.S. Distribution:

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Council or Task Force

Invasive Plants of Ohio: Fact Sheet 18 - Lesser Naiad and Curly Pondweed (PDF | 316 KB)
Ohio Invasive Plants Council.
See also: Invasive Plants of Ohio for worst invasive plant species identified in Ohio's natural areas

Fact Sheet: Curly Leaf Pondweed (Apr 2016; PDF | 788 KB)
Alberta Invasive Species Council (Canada).
See also: Fact Sheets for more information about individual invasive species, including those listed as "Prohibited Noxious" and "Noxious" under the Alberta Weed Control Act

Partnership

Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) - Potamogeton crispus
USDA. FS. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry.

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) - Curly-leaved Pondweed
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - Curly-leaved Pondweed
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Species Information Sheets - Curly Pondweed
Michigan State University. Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.

Invasive Species Compendium - Potamogeton crispus
CAB International.

Plantwise Technical Factsheet - Curlyleaf Pondweed (Potamogeton crispus)
CABI. Plantwise Knowledge Bank.

Global Invasive Species Database - Potamogeton crispus (aquatic plant)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Federal Government

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database: Fact Sheet - Curly-leaf Pondweed
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Provides distribution maps and collection information (State and County).

U.S. National Plant Germplasm System - Potamogeton crispus
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

PLANTS Database - Curly Pondweed
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System (NEMESIS): Chesapeake Bay Introduced Species Database - Potamogeton crispus
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.

State Government

Aquatic Invasive Species: Curlyleaf Pondweed (Apr 2009; PDF | 644 KB)
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
See also: Invasive Species for exotic animal and plant pests invading Indiana, causing economic and visual damage

Curly-leaved Pondweed: An Invasive Aquatic Plant (Feb 2002; PDF | 409 KB)
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Curlyleaf Pondweed: New Management Ideas for an Old Problem (PDF | 178 KB)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Exotic Species Program.

Invasive Plants in Pennsylvania: Curly Pondweed (PDF | 191 KB)
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
See also: Invasive Plants fact sheets (scroll to view) for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands

Freshwater Aquatic Invasive Species in Rhode Island: Curlyleaf Pondweed (Sep 2010; PDF | 707 KB)
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Office of Water Resources.

Whatcom Weeds: Curly-Leaf Pondweed (PDF | 361 KB)
Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board (Washington).

Curly-Leaf Pondweed (Potamogeton crispus)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Academic

Curlyleaf Pondweed
Minnesota Sea Grant.

Curlyleaf Pondweed - Invasive Species Fact Sheet (Sep 2007; PDF | 1.09 MB)
Mississippi State University. GeoResources Institute.

Aquatic Plants and Algae: Curly-Leaf Pondweed
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension.

Fact Sheet: Curly-Leaf Pondweed (PDF | 259 KB)
Pennsylvania State University. Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

AQUAPLANT - Curly-Leafed Pondweed
Texas A&M University. AgriLife Extension Service. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.

Curly-leaf Pondweed Monitoring Protocol (May 2014; PDF | 2.82 MB)
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. Citizen Lake Monitoring Network.

Invasive Species Fact Sheets - Curly Pondweed
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.

Professional

Maine's Interactive Field Guide to Aquatic Invaders and Their Native Look Alikes - Curly-Leaf Pondweed
Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program.

Citations

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 Sep 10, 2014].

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.

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