The Invasive Species that Nobody is Talking About

Non-native species like zebra mussels make national news, but the dangerous plant variable milfoil is rarely discussed outside of lake communities.  Myriophyllum heterophyllum, commonly referred to as variable milfoil, is an invasive aquatic plant that has been contaminating lakes throughout the Northeastern United States since the 1960s. It looks harmless enough, resembling a green squirrel tail with the occasional small, reddish flower. Yet, variable milfoil can grow up to 15 feet long, forming dense mats of vegetation that choke out native species.  Click on the following link and view the video to access the full story.

The best way to prevent milfoil infestations is to stop the spread of the plant in the first place.

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