The Trouble With Lilly Pads
There are a lot of tough lake weeds. For me, I think lily pads are the worst. Once they get started, good luck trying to get rid of them. Lilies spread by their root system under the soil, so for every one you see on the surface there can be a dozen or more ready to pop up. As a test last fall, (partly at my wife's urging, she thinks they're pretty) I left three lilies grow. This year there were 30 came up in that same spot! That could mean 300 next year. Yikes! Not on my beach. They're tenacious plants. To make matters worse, some states list them as a protected, even though lilies (the white ones) are an invasive species from Asia.
April 13, 2017