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  • Stratiotes aloides

      Notifiable organism
    • Water soldier

    • Scientific Name: Stratiotes aloides
    • Origin: Europe and central Asia
    • Type: Weed
    • Plant Life-form Type: Free-floating
    • Taxonomy: L.
    • Presence: Not known to be in NZ
    • Habitat: Still, stagnant or low flow waters, ponds and swamps.
    • Notes: Potentially a major weed in New Zealand
    • Propagation: Vegetative reproduction, rarely by seed
    • Features: Perennial plant that is submerged in winter, floating at the water surface in warm months to flower. Leaves are in a rosette, linear to lanceolate, rigid, with a serrate margin. Plants are dioecious, female inflorescence are solitary or rarely 2 flowers, with green sepals and white petals.
    • Source: TIFBIS
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