These species are not native to our state and is very difficult to control once it becomes fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location. Milfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. Milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day. How Did Exotic Milfoil Become Established in This State? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.
Eye On The Night Sky 4/9/2019
Daily Forecast: April 9, 2019
This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, except increasing clouds southwest. Rain showers likely, with rain or snow showers near the Québec border, and the chance of a thunderstorm southwest. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s north, mid to upper 40s south, ...Read More