Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle

Howell, Nathan, Krings, Alexander & Braham, Richard R, 2016, Guide to the littoral zone vascular flora of Carolina bay lakes (U. S. A.), Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 7964-7964 : 7964

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Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle


Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle

Hydrilla verticillata Basionym: Serpicula verticillata L.f.

Hydrilla verticillata Taxon concept: [= GW, FNA, Weakley]


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Perennial herbs. Infralittoral zone (NLSS−LW, NLSM−LWP). Jun−Aug. This exotic, invasive taxon is native to warm climates of the Old World. Hydrilla verticillata was introduced to Florida in 1950 as an ornamental and has since become a terrible aquatic invasive throughout the Southeast. Where introduced, H. verticillata chokes out native submersed aquatic vegetation (e.g., Ceratophyllum , Myriophyllum , Najas , Potomogeton , Vallisneria ), negatively impacts recreational activities and alters natural hydrology and water chemistry ( Ramey and Peichel 2001). Fig. 62