By Matt McMillan
Hutchinson Leader – Brazilian elodea, an invasive aquatic plant new to Minnesota waters, was discovered in Powderhorn Lake in south Minneapolis, according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists. Thanks to the sharp eye of Rachael Crabb, a limnologist with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Brazilian elodea was spotted during a survey of aquatic vegetation in the lake. The plant is native to South America, and also known as Brazilian waterweed, giant elodea, or Egeria densa.
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