Species: 

Myriophyllum spicatum

Common Name(s): 

Eurasian watermilfoil, shortspike watermilfoil

Habitats Impacted: 

riparian/aquatic

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

PH, NE, NW, SE, SW

Present in Neighboring States?

AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, TX

Currently known from Oklahoma?

Yes

Myriophyllum spicatum

Alison Fox, University of Florida, Bugwood.org

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What you should know!

Forms dense mats of leaves restricting light availability, leading to a decline in the diversity and abundance of native macrophytes. Displaces the native species of watermilfoil and reduces habitats for fish spawning and feeding. Introduced and spread by the aquatic plant trade.

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