Top 10 Invasive Species in Indiana

Asian Marshweed:Asian Marshweed, also known as Limnophila sessiliflora, is an invasive plant species that originated from Southeast Asia. It was first introduced to the United States in the 1930s .

Bighead Carp:They have distinctive blunt heads with eyes set low on their face, giving them a unique appearance compared to other fish species.

Duck Lettuce:Duck lettuce, scientifically known as Ottelia alismoides, is an aquatic plant commonly found in slow-moving or still waters such as ponds and lakes. 

Zebra Mussel:Zebra mussels are invasive species and have been introduced into waterways around the world through human activities such as shipping and recreational boating.

Round Goby:A round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) is an invasive species of fish that has become a major problem in the Great Lakes region, including Indiana. 

Brittle Water Nymph:This floating plant with submersed roots and slender branching stems has been causing significant damage to aquatic ecosystems across North America.

Asiatic Clam:An Asiatic clam (Corbicula fluminea) is an invasive species that has become a major problem in Indiana‚Äôs freshwater ecosystems. 

Chinese Water Spinach:Chinese water spinach, commonly referred to as Ipomoea aquatic or swamp morning glory, is an invasive species that poses a significant threat to the native ecosystems of Indiana. 

Flowering Rush:The flowering rush is an aquatic perennial plant that belongs to the family of flowering plants called Butomaceae. It typically grows in shallow waters, such as marshes .

Quagga Mussel:The quagga mussel, scientifically known as Dreissena bugensis, is a freshwater species that cannot survive in saltwater environments. 

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