Invasive Aquatic Plants

The introduction of non-indigenous invasive plant and animal species to the United States has been escalating with widespread destructive consequences. Until now Maine has been spared the worst introductions, but this will not last. Significant habitat disruption, loss of native plant and animal communities, loss of property values, reduced fishing and water recreation opportunities and large public/private expenditures have accompanied invasive plant introductions in all of the lower 48 states except Maine.

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Infestations in Maine
  Infestation Location Invasive Plant
Common Name
Invasive Plant
Species Name
Click here to see a map of Infestations in Maine
1 Arrowhead Infestation   variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Lake Arrowhead, Little Ossipee River    
2 Lake Auburn Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Lake Auburn, The Basin    
3 Balch Pond Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Balch Pond    
4 Bryant Pond Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Bryant Pond    
5 Cushman Pond Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Cushman Pond    
6 Damariscotta Infestation hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata
  Damariscotta Lake, Davis Stream    
7 Great Pond Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Great Pond , Great Meadow Stream     
8 Hogan Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Hogan Pond, Little Androscoggin River    
9 Legion Pond Infestation curly-leaf pondweed Potamogeton crispus
  Legion Pond European naiad Najas minor
10 Little Sebago Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Little Sebago Lake, Collins Pond, Mill Pond (hybrid)  
11 Messalonskee Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Messalonskee Lake, Belgrade Stream,
Messalonskee Stream
   
12 Ossipee Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Ossipee River in Porter and Parsonsfield    
13 Pickerel  Pond Infestation hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata
  Pickerel Pond    
14 Pleasant/Cobbossee Stream Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Pleasant Pond, Cobbossee Stream,
Horseshoe Pond, Purgatory Stream
   
15 Pleasant/Parker Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Pleasant Lake, Parker Pond Outlet (Lily Brook)    
16 Pleasant Hill Pond Infestation Eurasian water-milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum
  Pleasant Hill Pond    
17 Presumpscot Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Presumpscot River, Dundee Pond,
North Gorham Pond
   
18 Saco River Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Limington Rips to Bonney Eagle Dam,
Skelton Flowage, Biddeford
   
19 Salmon Lake Infestation Eurasian water-milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum
  Salmon Lake    
20 Sebago/Brandy Pond Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Sebago Lake, Brandy Pond, Panther Run, Sebago Basin, Sebago Cove, Songo River    
21 Shagg Pond Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Shagg Pond    
22 Spaulding Pond Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Spaulding Pond, Salmon Falls River Reservoir    
23 Thompson Infestation variable-leaf milfoil Myriophyllum heterophyllum
  Thompson Lake, The Heath    
24 West Pond Infestation curly-leaf pondweed Potamogeton crispus
  West Pond