Genus: Myriophyllum

water-milfoil

Some species of Myriophyllum form turions, while others only have unreduced leaves. The presence or absence of turions is important for identification. They winter over on the plants and will be present from September through April. Reference: Aiken (1981).

Family

Haloragaceae (water-milfoil family)

This Genus’s Species in New England:

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