Blue waterleaf flowers and buds.

Control Blue Waterleaf

Many people ask how to get rid of blue waterleaf. The following options can be considered for how to control blue waterleaf.


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove blue waterleaf, physically cutting this plant and digging up the roots can be a somewhat effective method of control. However, physical control can be difficult. Blue waterleaf can re-grow from any roots or seeds remaining in the area.


Herbicide Control:

There is an option for how to kill blue waterleaf that offers some 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 blue waterleaf,

  • Treat when the plants are established and actively growing.
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