Myriophyllum aquaticum
Myriophyllum aquaticum
(parrot feather)

Impact ID3448
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact Description"Because of their rapid growth, they can form dense canopies which occupy a large amount of space, they block sunlight and oxygen exchange and as a result outcompete native species. In full summer, the oxygen content felled to <5 mg/l in the underlying water layers of the dense canopies at some of our heavily invaded sites."
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/10/2023].

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