Aquacide Blog — Lake Weed Identification

Water Hyacinth Treatment: 3 Options

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Invasion of Pretty Purple Flower.

That pretty plant flowering in your pond may be an invasive pond weed!  It seems so healthy and abundant, yet you can’t remember planting it there. Water Hyacinth is sold in nurseries but will easily spread from ornamental ponds to adjoining wetlands.

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Aquatic Weed Control: Control Water Starwort

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Water Starwort are small delicate weeds usually found in shallow water.  It has fine stems that are 10 to 20 cm long with leaves opposite and arranged in pairs.  The submersed delicate leaves are a pale green and linear.  The upper leaves are rounded and crowded at the top forming a rosette that floats on the surface. Water Starwort reproduces by seed and stem fragments.  Ducks & other waterfowl feed on stems and fruit.  Weeds also produce food and shelter for fish and aquatic insects. Aquacide Pellets will help to control Water Starwort if applied early in the season when weeds...

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Lake Weed Control: The Attack of Giant Salvinia

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Just like the 1958 science fiction classic movie “The Blob”, Giant Salvinia burst onto the scene in the United States, becoming one of the world’s worst invasive aquatic plants.  In 1998 Giant Salvinia was recognized as a U.S. problem when eradication was resisted near Houston, Texas. Giant Salvinia has an “explosive” growth rate and can easily double in size in just a few days. Native to Southern Brazil, Giant Salvinia is now found in India, South East Asia, Africa, New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and a host of other countries including the United States. Biologists believe Giant Salvinia was...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 3 Options for Bushy Pondweed aka Southern Naiad or Brittle Naiad Control

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One of the most common submersed lake weeds is Bushy Pondweed.  Bushy Pondweed is a rooted native weed that grows up from the pond bottom.  It has thread-like narrow leaves oppositely arranged on slender, sparsely branched stems.  Lake weed identification can be made by the microscopic teeth along the leafs edge.  Bushy Pondweed leaves are also slightly broader at the base than tip.  This water weed can be found growing in depths of 10 feet or more.

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Aquatic Weed Control: It’s March and Bladderwort is Back!

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Bladderwort is a free floating pond weed that lacks a root system but does have a yellow flower on an erect stem above the water.   Submersed leaves are whorled with 4-10 lateral leaves that fork often giving them a very delicate capillary appearance.  This mesh of lacy flexible foliage is littered with small black, brown or green dots (bladders). These hundreds of small digestion sacs trap and digest small aquatic creatures for nutrients. Bladderwort is an aquatic carnivorous pond weed whose diet consists of insects and other small organisms.  When prey touches the weed, a bladder expands, sucks in the insect which...

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