Myriophyllum aquaticum

Family Haloragaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Naturalised
Common namesBrazilian Water Milfoil, Brazilian Water-milfoil, Brazilian Watermilfoil, Parrot's Feather, Parrotfeather, Thread Of Life, Thread-of-life
SynonymsEnydria aquatica Vell.; Myriophyllum brasiliense Cambess.; Myriophyllum proserpinacoides Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.
Growth formAquatic, Herb
Seed dispersal morphologySeeds not produced in Australia
Maximum height (m)0.3
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)WA, SA, QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS
Exotic range (other)Pacific Ocean Islands, Asia, Indian Ocean Islands, North America, Africa
Habitat types (exotic)Water bodies, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Aquatic
Decade of introduction1900

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 30234163020303628
RCP 8.5 2050 30434162824303630
RCP 8.5 2070 30432162824323630

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