Bushy Pondweed

31 Dec

Bushy Pondweed Description:
Bushy pondweed is an underwater plant with roots in the Lake Bottom and thin stems which branch to long narrow leaves. The leaves look like ribbons and are 1 to 2 cm long. They occur opposite each other or in threes.

Bushy pondweed is abundant in alkaline ponds, lakes, and slow-moving streams. It quickly becomes abundant in shallow water, forming dense mats.

 

Bushy Pondweed Identification: 

  • Ribbon like, dark green leaves, up to 1 2 cm in length arranged in whorls or opposite each other on the stem
  • Rooted
  • Plants may be bushy
  • Long, thin, branching stems