Specimen Information

Myriophyllum aquaticum
Myriophyllum aquaticum
(parrot feather)

Specimen ID1524333
Common Nameparrot feather
LocalityFountain City Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameWatts Bar Lake
HUC8 Number06010201
HUC10 NameSinking Creek-Tennessee River
HUC10 Number0601020102
HUC12 NameFirst Creek
HUC12 Number060102010201
Collection Month12
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:32343
Author:WBIR Staff.
Title:Truckloads of invasive weeds pulled from Fountain City Lake, city blames fish tank dumpage
Publisher:WBIR 10 News
CommentsThe city said non-native aquatic plants like parrots feather grass and other watermilfoils originating on other continents were removed from the lake after rapidly spreading and covering the water's surface. The city said it lowered the water recently to deal with the lake's algae problem, only to discover an assortment of colorful aquarium gravel at the bottom. The city also added treatment to curb the weed problem, and added 25 grass carp to the lake to feed on the plants.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierCity of Knoxville


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/25/2022].

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