Exotic Pest Reporting
Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is an invasive plant of freshwater habitats. It is a native of Africa and was first detected in Florida in the 1950's.
Growing quickly with low light requirements, the hydrilla rapidly forms a freshwater monoculture.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
08/04/2015 - Hydrilla poses threat to Missouri waterways
07/28/2015 - Godzilla of aquatic weeds growth slowed by cold
07/03/2014 - Hydrilla Called The Worst Aquatic Weed in the US
02/03/2014 - Hydrilla leafcutter moth - UF/IFAS Pest Alert
01/16/2014 - State proposes new invasive species regulations