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Alligatorweed. By: Alex Bauman. Control measures. Alligator weed. This plant resides in southeastern states. Emersed plant that can be found in a variety of places. Alligator weed characterisics. It is a flowering plant It has small tiny one seeded fruits that have thin walls.

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Alligatorweed

Alligatorweed

By: Alex Bauman



Alligator weed
Alligator weed

  • This plant resides in southeastern states.

  • Emersed plant that can be found in a variety of places.


Alligator weed characterisics
Alligator weed characterisics

  • It is a flowering plant

  • It has small tiny one seeded fruits that have thin walls


Characterisics
Characterisics

  • The leaves can be opposite, narrowly elliptic or spatulate.

  • They have tiny, one seeded fruits


Source of introduction
Source of Introduction

  • It was first reported in Alabama in 1897.

  • It is thought that they came over on the ballasts of boats.


Control measurements
Control Measurements

  • The alligator flea beetle was the first biological control for aquatic weeds.

  • It was established on the alligator weed in 1965.


Work cited
Work Cited

  • “Alligator weed”. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plats. Web. 28 Sept. 2012.

  • “Alligatorweed”. Invasive Species Info. Web. 2 Oct. 2012.

  • Cuba, James. “Alligatorweed flea beetle Agasicleshygrophila Selman and Vogt”. ESIS. Web. 29 Sept. 2012.


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