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Recent Examples on the Web Look for areas of thick, healthy milfoil on contour changes. Hal Schramm, Field & Stream, "Coast-to-Coast Guide to Where, When, and How to Catch Largemouth Bass During the Spawn," 26 Feb. 2020 That group focuses on all invasives, including animals like the Asian carp and zebra mussel, and aquatic plants such as milfoil. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "U of M center battles hungry invasives," 2 Dec. 2019 The diverse habitat, filled with brush piles, chunk rock points, milfoil and shallow coves offers a variety of presentation opportunities for anglers. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "The 2018 KC Star Fishing Preview: If you want to catch fish, here's the scoop | The Kansas City Star," 16 Mar. 2018 Davis said most of his fish came from one 20-yard near-shore stretch of milfoil surrounded by hydrilla. Frank Sargeant,, "Prime time for froggin' at Lake Guntersville," 15 Oct. 2017 An area where coontail gives way to hydrilla, or where a large log is submerged in milfoil, or where lily pads poke up through the mat here and there, can be more productive than a broad, flat moss mat. Frank Sargeant,, "Prime time for froggin' at Lake Guntersville," 15 Oct. 2017 A posted sign tells of an ongoing battle with milfoil, filamentous algae mats, Hornwort and toxic blue-green algae blooms. William Robert Ferrer, The Seattle Times, "A Hike and a Happy Hour: See Heart Lake and an Anacortes view, then grab a brew," 30 Aug. 2017 In addition, some non-native invasives, like milfoils, create dense mats of leaves that completely cover the surface of the water. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "New Group Formed To Fight Pachaug Pond Weeds," 20 July 2017 HONORABLE MENTIONS The original 2012 conference noted several plants that featured much discussion but didn’t quite make the Top 10: buckthorn, Eurasian milfoil, hosta, grapes, potatoes and sugar beets. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "These 10 plants changed Minnesota forever," 27 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of milfoil

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for milfoil

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin millefolium, from mille + folium leaf — more at blade

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“Milfoil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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