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At least 65 pondweed species are present in the U.S. All are perennial aquatic herbs with stipules at each leaf. Many species have both submersed and floating leaves. Leaves are typically alternate, although some may be sub-opposite and appear opposite.
Most rooted and free-floating submersed weeds in ponds are readily controlled with triploid grass carp; control may be poorer on the watermilfoils, particularly Eurasian waterfoil.
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Alternate and may be both floating and submersed. Submersed leaves alternate, linear, and up to 2.5 in. long. Floating leaves are elliptic to ovate with a tapered base and 13 to 17 veins per leaf. Stipules <3 cm long.
Produces slender rhizomes.
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