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Other Water PlantLimnobium sp.  

Frogbit at Turner, ACT

Limnobium sp. at Turner, ACT - 22 Feb 2019

Identification history

Other Water Plant Limnobium sp. 24 Feb 2019 BettyDonWood
Other Water Plant Limnobium sp. 24 Feb 2019 ACT Parks - Invasive Plants Supervisor

Significant sighting

  24 Feb 2019

This species has the potential to be a major aquatic weed. Prohibited from sale since 2014 it unfortunately is still traded by ebay and gum tree both terrible sights for spreading high risk plants - better to buy plants at the Nursery.

Author's notes

Confirmed as a Limnobium species (frogbit) by the National Herbarium

2 comments

   24 Feb 2019
Also note the parrot's feather in the photo. The frogbit was discovered by a bush regeneration contractor - CoreEnviro Solutions. And will be destroyed by the homeowner and a Parks field officer.
   24 Feb 2019
https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/media-centre/releases/2017/help-stop-spread-of-dangerous-aquatic-weed

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

Sighting information

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