Starry Stonewort Appears in Vermont Lakes

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Burlington Free Press: An aquatic weed is creeping across the Great Lakes region that grows really fast and is very hard to kill.

Scientists don’t know a lot yet about starry stonewort, but they’re hurrying to find out more. The plant, which forms dense surface mats in lakes, first turned up in North America in 1978 in the St. Lawrence River in New York state. Researchers think it probably arrived in ballast water from ships entering the Great Lakes.

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