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Eurasian Watermilfoil Origin

Eurasian watermilfoil is native to Europe, Asia and Africa. It may have arrived in the early 1900s through shipping or may have become established from plants that were originally contained in an aquarium.

Photo of Eurasian watermilfoil stems with leaves.

Eurasian watermilfoil stems with leaves

Photo of Expansive mat of Eurasian watermilfoil on lake.

Expansive mat of Eurasian watermilfoil on lake

Photo credit: A Fox/Univ. of Florida (left)
RL Johnson/Cornell Univ. (right)
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Reference

Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council. http://www.se-eppc.org/.