Myriophyllum aquaticum
Myriophyllum aquaticum
(parrot feather)

Impact ID3444
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact Description"Overall, parrot feather contained the highest heavy metal concentrations found in any sample collected for this study, with copper and zinc concentrations being over twice the concentrations of these metals in the next most accumulative species. Aquatic vegetation can be a source of food for a variety of herbivores and detritivores leading to the possibility of bioaccumulation of metals in higher trophic levels of the food chain."
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/15/2024].

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