A very hardy and quick spreading plant found in both slow and fast moving waters. It resembles willow tree branches stuck in wet soil. Growing to a height of 2-3′, it can grow in water up to 3 feet deep.
Creeping rhizomes send out runners, creating a quick colony of plants. Small light lavender to white flowers are produced May thru October. Provides spawning sites and shelter for many aquatic species.
Aquatic herbicides are effective when the plant reaches nuisance levels. Often more than one season of treatment is required for control.