Parrotfeather

QUICK IDENTIFICATION

  • Appearance of tiny, green fir trees growing on the water
  • Waxy coating on stems and leaves which can grow 1 foot above the water
  • Smooth, thick reddish stems
  • Height up to 5 feet

Weed Pictures



Weed Information


TypeInformation
ToxicityNon-toxic.
ControlAquatic herbicide. Contact your County Weed District or local Applicator for more information.
HabitatLake and pond edges, drainage canals, slow moving waterways and rivers.
RootExtensive, shallow root system.
Leaf ShapeFeather-like leaves.
LifespanPerennial; two years or longer.
Priority 3 WeedNot a noxious weed, but a regulated plant; potential for significant negative economic and ecological impacts.
Similar Looking PlantsErasian watermilfoil, Northern watermilfoil, Coontail and water marigold.
Important InformationCommonly sold for aquaria and aquatic gardens; it has escaped to become invasive in ponds and other calm water bodies. Can reproduce from roots and plant fragments.
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