Native to Europe, Asia and northern Africa, Eurasian watermilfoil is a successful invasive aquatic plant. It grows vigorously in water less than 16 ft. deep, so it can be seen growing near the shoreline of our lakes in mid-summer.
Eurasian watermilfoil forms a dense canopy on the water and grows in any type of lake bottom: rocky, sandy or silty. MPRB weed harvesters mow milfoil during the summer months to improve recreational activities and the aesthetics of the lakes.
Eurasian watermilfoil can be easily transported from one lake to another on boats and trailers. Boaters should be aware of this problem and clean all aquatic vegetation from boat, trailer and motor parts before leaving the boat launch.
For more information and photos of Eurasian watermilfoil, please see our Water Resources section.
MPRB weed harvesters mow milfoil during the summer.