Water lettuce is an invasive plant that is commonly found in the southeast region of the United States, although it will grow just fine in your pond or container gardens during the season in Monroe County New York (NY). It has been known to clog waterways, making fishing, boating, and swimming difficult in affected areas. The plants grow in expansive mats that block sunlight to submerged aquatic plants, leading to lowered levels of bio-diversity.
To keep water lettuce under control, pull out the growth and discard into a compost pile. Do not discard in natural lakes streams or ponds. Keeping it under control will allow enough surface area to allow sunlight and oxygen to thrive in your water feature.
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