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Curly Leaf Pond Weed Found on Little Gass Lake

May 2016 – Curly Leaf Pond weed was discovered at the boat landing on Little Gass Lake this spring by DNR staff. This is the first invasive species identified on little Gass lake.

Curley leaf forms a seed head called a Turion, which resembles a small pine cone, that burst and expels seeds. The plant prefers cold water and disappears by midsummer. The plant has formed dense matts shading out native species and making is difficult to fish or boat through. Photo by Paul Skawinski.

Updated: January 18, 2017 — 11:02 pm

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