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Invasive Frogbit Found In Grand Rapids Lakes

Dense colonies of European frogbit can develop quickly in shallow, slow-moving water
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

An invasive aquatic plant has found its way into West Michigan lakes. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed European frogbit in two lakes in east Grand Rapids. European frogbit is a water plant with half-inch to two-inch leaves that look like small water lilies. 

Credit Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The plant’s leaves make thick mats that prevent native plants from getting sunlight. Frogbit is also hard for large fish, ducks, and humans to get through. Anyone who sees European frogbit can report it through the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network

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