Myriophyllum aquaticum

Myriophyllum aquaticum

(Parrotfeather)

FAMILY

Haloragaceae

Species

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Common name

Parrotfeather

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pale; aquatic herb

Distinguishing features

Aquatic plants rooting in mud, roots adventitious from nodes; emergent stem may extend for more than 40 cm above the surface. Leaves dimorphic, whorls of 4-6, submerged leaves feather-like, to 3.5 cm long and 20-30 segments per leaf; emergent leaves 2-5 cm long with 6-18 segments per leaf

Scans of Myriophyllum aquaticum