Category Archives: Myriophyllum aquaticum

Mississippi River water hyacinth, water lettuce and parrot feather, oh my!

In recent years, three invasive species of aquatic plants have been found in Pool 5 of
the Mississippi River near Buffalo City, WI. Water hyacinth and water lettuce were first found in 2011 in Pool 5; in 2012 parrot feather was found in an isolated bay of Pool 5. Thousands of water lettuce and water hyacinth plants were found in Pool 5 in 2011 and by 2012 the populations exploded into the tens of thousands.
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Invasive weed made pond like ‘a green baize snooker table’

The Parrot’s Feather weed is native to South America, but has taken hold at numerous sites across Britain, including the pond on Hatherleigh Moor. Matt Edworthy said, “All these efforts and the three tonnes only accounts for about half of the pond. When we turned up, the pond looked like it was covered in green baize, like a snooker table.” READ MORE
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JOHN NELSON’S MYSTERY PLANT: Aquatic plant is herb native to S. America

The other day, someone here in town brought by a big plastic bag with all sorts of plant matter inside. The plants had all come from a small pond behind his home, here in Columbia, and this fellow wanted all the plants in the bag identified: he suspected that some of them were aquatic weeds and potential nuisances.
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