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brittle naiad

Origin:

Europe, Turkey, Northern Africa, India and Japan

Identification:

Brittle naiad forms paired leaves with spines visible to the native eye.

Impacts:

This plant grows and spreads quickly. If it becomes overly abundant in can impact recreation by limiting fishing and boating opportunities.

Range Expansion:

Brittle naiad can reproduce via fragmentation; meaning small pieces of a plant can "seed" an entirely new plant.

South Dakota Distribution:
Asian Carp Distribution Map