Specimen Information

Potamogeton crispus
Potamogeton crispus
(curly-leaf pondweed)

Specimen ID1524498
Common Namecurly-leaf pondweed
LocalityLegion Pond
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NamePiscataqua-Salmon Falls
HUC8 Number01060003
HUC10 NameHampton River-Frontal Atlantic Ocean
HUC10 Number0106000310
HUC12 NamePiscataqua River-Frontal Portsmouth Harbor
HUC12 Number010600031001
Collection Month9
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | dispersed waterfowl
Reference 1
Ref. Number:30401
Author:Schaffner, B.
Title:Maine DEP Invasive Aquatic Plant Map
Publisher:Maine Department of Environmental Protection
CommentsDiscovery fall 2009: Plant specimen submitted by citizen, confirmed as European naiad late November 2009 by VLMP and DEP. May 2010: Maine DEP staff unexpectedly found curly leaf pondweed during visit to inspect early growth of European naiad. 2009: Patches of European naiad found throughout approximately 5-acre pond. 2010: Patches of curly leaf pondweed were found, in most places mixed with native vegetation. This is the first waterbody in Maine known to be infested with two species of invasive plants.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
VerifierMaine DEP


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