Don’t let their beauty fool you. Aquatic invasive plants may escape our gardens and landscapes populating natural spaces, disrupting habitat and diminishing water quality. Some of these plants were added in the past before we became aware of their invasive nature and negative impact on the environment. Others are being sold illegally online and purchased by unsuspecting gardeners. Maintaining and restoring our waters and landscapes helps reduce the risk and impacts of invasive species. Learn to identify the top aquatic invasive plants and ways to manage the problem in your garden and nearby natural spaces.