This month's Nature Nugget:
Fanwort, an aquatic plant native to the southern United States, is taking over many lakes and rivers outside of its native range. The fanwort flowers may seem harmless, but look beyond them at the incredible number of stems and leaves surrounding the flowers. Those leaves will break down causing the water to become oxygen deprived which will cause fish kills. Recreation will cease and property values may drop if this plant is found in a lake or river in the northeast. Just one small fragment of this plant can start an infestation, so keep an eye on your favorite waterbody for this beast of a plant.
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