Floating Pondweed, Furrowed Pondweed.
Presence in Australia
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, NT, WA.
Slow-moving water of rivers and creeks to 3m deep. Also ponds or dams.
Rhizomatous aquatic perennial with submerged and floating leaves and emergent inflorescences and stems to 4m long.
Early Dec to late Jan. Monitor closely as mature seeds shed in 3-14 days.
From seed using Bog method, cuttings or division of rhizome.
Useful in dams. Useful indicator plant for water pollution. May obstruct water flow in small streams/channels.
Valuable food and shelter source for freshwater wildlife.