Non-native plants can cause many environmental problems. Learn the characteristics of these non-native plants to find out if plants growing in your lake are native or non-native.

Is the plant submerged, floating-leaved, or emergent?



Submerged:                                                                                Emergent:
The plant is growing                         The plant has leaves                                       The plant is growing
entirely beneath the                          on the water surface.                                       up out of the water.
water surface,
sometimes with 
emerging flowers.