Hydrilla Verticillata Identification and Control- Clean-Flo

07 Feb

Hydrilla is a very invasive submersed freshwater herb. Looking to control Hydrilla? An inversion oxygenation system along with bioaugmentation.

What is Hydrilla Verticellata and Why is it a Problem?

Hydrilla Verticellatacommonly referred to as Hydrilla is a very invasive submersed freshwater herb. It was originally sold as an aquarium plant. It forms very dense strands growing from the bottom of the water and sprawling across the surface. Although it is an excellent source of food for waterfowl, it can be a serious threat to freshwater habitats and a nuisance to boaters.

Hydrilla reproduces by fragmentation. It does not form any seeds. Hydrilla produces large strands of plants in just a few months through its efficient use of low light levels and available nutrients. Even small pieces stuck on boat propellers or in bait pails contribute to the easy spread of Hydrilla to other waterways.

How to Identify Hydrilla Verticellata

  • Green, freshwater herb
  • Submersed plant with long slender stems
  • 2 to 8 small, spear-like leaves per whorl spread across the water
  • The leaf has a sawtooth edge and small spines on the underside that are rough to the touch
  • Grows in as little as a few inches of water or in more than 30 feet of water

How to Control Hydrilla

Installing one of our inversion oxygenation systems is the most important step to improving water quality, reducing organic muck and reducing hydrilla.  Our bioaugmentation products can also be added to help control nutrients.  Our process will not only increase and stabilize oxygen levels throughout the water body but will reduce nutrients safely and naturally. Without reducing the source, nutrients, hydrilla can be an on-going concern. This is an effective and long-term approach to control and naturally reducing hydrilla. More importantly, numerous other benefits include improved swimming and boating, improved water quality, reduced organic sediments (muck), improved fish health, and improved property values. Bring life back to your water body naturally with CLEAN-FLO.

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