What is Pondweed?
Where Does it Grow?
Pondweed can be found in streams and lakes.
Pros and Cons of Pondweed
Pondweed is highly utilized as food by ducks and some other types of wildlife. Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) or many aquatic invertebrates.
What Type of Pondweed Do I Have?
Pondweed is classified under two different genus, Potamogeton and Stuckenia. Click on the buttons to learn more about each species of pondweed.