Controlling American Lotus
What is the best way to kill American Lotus that is taking over a pond?
Bond County Illinois
Thank you for your question to eXtension.
I am not familiar with the specific aquatic plant called "American lotus." What I would suggest is that you download Purdue's publication on identifying and controlling aquatic weeds: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/APM/APM_3_W.pdf . The plants are grouped by the way they grow. So, even if you don't find a plant that looks exactly like what you have, if it is growing as an emergent plant, or a rooted floating plant, you can find the section that deals with controlling it.
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