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Description:

Originating from South America, this invasive aquatic plant often ends up in freshwater locations because of its wide use in aquariums. It gives refuge to mosquito larvae and it can damage boats since it grows densely. Boats can be damaged by having their propellers tangled in this thick weed.


Date:

None recorded.

Creator:

John M. Randall, TNC

Subject

Ecology

Contributor

Scott Camus (Student)

Format

Color photograph

Source:

Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas Revised & Updated – with More Species and Expanded Control Guidance. National Park Service.

Rights

No known copyright

Citation

John M. Randall, TNC, “Parrot-Feather Aquatic Plant,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed May 31, 2020, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/121.
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