American water plantain growing at edge of pond.

Control American Water Plantain

Many people ask how to get rid of American water plantain. The following options can be considered for how to control American water plantain.


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove American water plantain. physically pulling this plant can be an effective temporary method of control.


Herbicide Control:

There is an option for how to kill American water plantain that offers great control.

  1. Liquid 2, 4-D (for ponds or lakes) – liquid that is diluted with water and sprayed over the plants. Most effective on treatment areas larger than a half-acre, this allows longer contact exposure time.


Treatment Tips:

When treating American water plantain,

  • Treat when the plants are established and actively growing.
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