Common Name: Curly-Leaf Pondweed
Other Names: Curled-Leaf Pondweed
Scientific Name: Potamogeton crispus
Curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) is a perennial, submerged aquatic plant that is native to Eurasia. It tolerates fresh or slightly brackish water and can grow in shallow, deep, still, or flowing water. It generally grows in 3-10 feet of water. Curly-leaf tolerates low water clarity and will readily invade disturbed areas.
The origins of its introduction are unknown, but it is suspected that it was possibly imported as an aquarium ornamental or introduced accidentally with fish stocking operations during the late 1800's.