Species: 

Potamogeton crispus

Common Name: 

curly pondweed

Systems Affected (standardized): 

riparian/aquatic

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

ALL

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Impacts: 

Forms dense mats that inhibit growth of native species and impede recreational activities.
Damaged ecosystem services
Ecosystem change/ habitat alteration
Modification of hydrology
Modification of natural benthic communities
Modification of nutrient regime
Monoculture formation
Negatively impacts cultural/traditional practices
Negatively impacts livelihoods
Negatively impacts aquaculture/fisheries
Negatively impacts tourism
Reduced amenity values
Reduced native biodiversity
Threat to/ loss of endangered species
Threat to/ loss of native species
Transportation disruption

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

has been intentionally planted as waterfowl and wildlife habitat. Propagules of P. crispus are easily transported by recreational users. There have been reports of accidental introduction through fishery stocking activities, as well as documented accidental inclusion in aquaculture mailings.

Info Blurb: 

Forms dense mats that inhibit growth of native species and impede recreational activities.
Intentionally planted as habitat.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

KS, NM, TX

Present in OK?

Present in Bordering States?

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

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE