Michael D. Netherland US Army Engineer Research and Development Center Environmental Laboratory Editor, Journal of Aquatic Plant Management Jeffrey D. Schardt Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Invasive Plant Management Section Introduction Aquatic plant management is a complex discipline that blends the predictable sciences of water chemistry and hydrology with the highly variable parameters of […]
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Fish use aquatic plants for spawning and nursery areas, as well as for food. Some fish and their fry eat aquatic plants and the algae and small animals that are attached to the stems and leaves. Aquatic plants also offer refuge from predators such as larger fish and water birds. Submersed aquatic plants also generate […]
Quick Facts Scientific name Hymenachne amplexicaulis Origin Central, South America, West Indies Introduction 1970s, natural colonization (?) Aquatic community Emergent Habitat Wet soils to shallow water Distribution South & Southwest Florida Management effort Maintenance control 2014 public waters / plant acres: 38 / 1,010 Environmental and Economic Concerns Forms dense monocultures in marshes and along shorelines […]
Quick Facts Scientific name Solanum tampicense Origin Mexico, West Indies Introduction 1970s, natural colonization (?) Aquatic community Emergent Habitat Shorelines, wet soils Distribution Central Florida Management effort Eradication 2014 public waters / plant acres: 2 /10 Environmental and Economic Concerns Sprawling, prickly shrubs up to 15 feet tall Usually found in shallow river channels or flood […]