Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana)

Species

Distribution


Fanwort
Cabomba caroliniana

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Impacts

Pathways

  • Forms dense stands that exclude native flora.
  • Can clog waterways with ecological, recreational and economic consequences.
  • Drinking water can also become tainted by this species adding additional costs to treatment.
  • Popular aquarium plant and as such may arrive by trade and/or inappropriate disposal of the plant.
  • Spreads primarily by stem fragments making control difficult.

Management

Prevention

Should not be released in the wild. Dispose of garden and pond waste responsibily. Check vehicles, boats, equipment and clothing for plant fragments when leaving infested sites and clean if necessary.

Physical Control

Do not attempt to removal as this plant spreads through pant fragments.

Chemical Control

None attempted

Biological Control

None

Links

Non Native Species Secretariat identification guide

Non Native Species Secretariat Fact Sheet

SNH SAF Training Manual

Daisie Species Fact Sheets

Global Invasive Species Database

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