from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A submersed Old World Plant (Hydrilla verticillata) having whorled, lance-shaped leaves and unisexual, solitary, axillary flowers.
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- n. An aquatic plant, Hydrilla verticillata
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- n. submersed plant with whorled lanceolate leaves and solitary axillary flowers; Old World plant naturalized in southern United States and clogging Florida's waterways
For example, when Dr. Melnick and his colleagues met recently with fishermen, they discussed the invasive plant hydrilla, which is choking the river leading into Laguna Limón, a once-valuable fishing resource, and the lagoon itself.
Somewhere along the way, invasive plant species such as hydrilla and giant salvinia took up residence, threatening to choke the lake and its creatures to death.
"New Zealand mud snails and plants such as hydrilla are on our radar screen," said Thayer.
Haralson requested $60,000 from the commission to be used to hire a private company to spray to eradicate exotic weeds, such as hydrilla and milfoil, from the Roseberry Creek area of Lake Guntersville.
TP&W assured anglers that the grass carp that were released were sterile and after eating a lot of the hydrilla they would eventually die-off.
Well the owners of all these big homes decided that they didn't like the hydrilla growing around their docks because they thought it was nasty looking and I guess they didn't like having to clean it off the props on their big cruisers.
They convinced the Texas Parks and Wildlife to introduce grass carp, from Japan no less, to clean-out the hydrilla.
Details: I really like these lures for working around hydrilla.
My brother-in-law and I were flipping some hydrilla on Lay Lake.
Once there, I saw that getting into position to make a cast required wading out about 30 feet through cattails, spatterdock, hydrilla, and God knows what else.
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