Eurasian Watermilfoil: Myriophyllum spicatum
|Weed Description: A mostly
submersed perennial with feathery-like leaves that can spread and reproduce by
fragmentation of the stems.
Leaves: Leaves are finely divided and take on a stiff, feathery appearance. Leaves occur in whorls of 4 and are up to 1 inch in length, with at least 12 stiff leaflets that occur oppositely from one another.
|Stems: Stout, rooting often. Fragmented stems are capable of producing new plants.|
|Flowers: Flowering stems are usually
emersed and inconspicuous.
Identifying Characteristics: Emersed perennial aquatic weeds with leaves that are divided into many stiff leaflets that resemble a feather.