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  • Myriophyllum spicatum

      Notifiable organism
    • Eurasian water milfoil

    • Scientific Name: Myriophyllum spicatum
    • Origin: Europe, Asia and North Africa
    • Type: Weed
    • Plant Life-form Type: Submerged
    • Taxonomy: L.
    • Presence: Not known to be in NZ
    • Habitat: Moderately flowing to still water bodies
    • Notes: A major weed in temperate countries.
    • Propagation: Plant fragments, rhizomes. Rarely from seed
    • Features: Submerged perennial plant, with finely dissected leaves in whorls. Submerged stems are 4 (to 7m ) long, with most branching at the water surface. Submergerd leaves (2 to 4 cm long), 3-6 whorled per node, are pinnately divided into linear lobes. Emergent leaves are bract like and occur when plants are flowering. Flowers are pinkish, whorled and occure on spikes 4 to 8 cm long.
    • Source: TIFBIS
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