Photographs that may aid in the discovery and identification of hydrilla are by Jon Reis for NYSFOLA. Photos may be reprinted or reproduced for further distribution with acknowledgement to the New York State Federation of Lake Associations and Jon Reis, photographer.
Hydrilla – entire plant
Hydrilla – serrated edges up close
Hydrilla – upper portion of plant
Hydrilla’s tubers are distinct to this plant
Other plants that might be mistaken for hydrilla
Brazilian Elodea – also an invasive aquatic plant, report this too! Common elodea is native.
Naiads can also be confused with Hydrilla