Ecology is the relation of organisms to one another and to the physical surroundings. In Elkhart Lake we have a diverse aquatic plant community. The aquatic plant survey conducted by the DNR showed twenty-two plant species and two types of macro-algae present. Of the twenty-two plant species collected, twenty are native and two are exotic. The two non-natives are Eurasian water milfoil and Curly-leaf pondweed. Both of these plants are labeled invasive. This means that they could negatively impact the ecology of the lake.
Ornamental Water Lilly