By mid summer, the surface was covered by members of the Ceratophyllum group including Egeria densa, fanwort
(Cabomba caroliniana) duckmeat (Spirodela punctata (Meyer) Thomps.
Although the Department of Environmental Protection has provided towns with grants of about $5,000 to $9,000 for research, management planning, and specific projects like dam repair, it is volunteer organizations like the Massachusetts Lakes and Ponds Association that have undertaken the chief responsibility for ridding wetlands of water chestnuts, purple loosestrife, fanwort
, European buckthorn, phragmites, and the grass glyceria maxima, invasive species that supplant native plants but do not provide the same food and shelter for wildlife as the natives,(87)
The pond will be treated with the herbicide Sonar (fluridone) to curb the growth of the plants fanwort
, watermilfoil and coontail.
The DCR is concerned with even more insidious aquatic plants, Eurasian water milfoil and fanwort
He said "target species" include invasive milfoil, water lilies and algae in 95-acre Eddy Pond and fanwort
, watermeal, bladderwort, duckweed, watershield and algae in 45-acre Pondville Pond.
WESTMINSTER - Milfoil, bladderwort and fanwort
- aquatic weeds with names that sound as if they come straight out of the Harry Potter series - are nuisances that people living on Wyman Pond have spent many thousands of dollars over the past five years to try to get rid of.