Myriophyllum spicatum

Family Haloragaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesEurasian Water Milfoil, Eurasian Water-milfoil, Spiked Water Milfoil
SynonymsMyriophyllum spicatum var. spicatum
Growth formAquatic, Herb
Seed dispersal morphologyHydrochorous (buoyant seed)
Maximum height (m)7
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeEurope, Asia, Africa
Exotic range (Australia)Although present in Australia it has not yet been naturalised
Exotic range (other)North America, Pacific Ocean Islands, Africa
Habitat types (exotic)Water bodies, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Aquatic
Decade of introductionInformation unavailable

Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 2012416010101212
RCP 8.5 2050 20881408121214
RCP 8.5 2070 20681404121214

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information