Eurasian Water-Milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)
Eurasian water-milfoil is an aquatic invasive plant found submerged in still or slow moving freshwater streams, canals, and lakes. It has tiny reddish flowers that grow on spikes 5-20 cm long that rise above the water. It reproduces by seed, root and plant fragments which can be carried in water, on vehicles, and on equipment.
Eurasian water-milfoil can affect the City’s infrastructure by impeding flood control, storm drain systems, and irrigation works. It restricts water movement, and traps sediments, which increase municipal costs. Ecologically, Eurasian water-milfoil displaces native aquatic vegetation, subsequently altering the aquatic habitats and food webs.
For more information:
Phone: Invasive Plant Phone Line 604-276-4316
ISCBC Eurasian Water-Milfoil Factsheet