Species: 

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Common Name: 

parrotfeather

Systems Affected (standardized): 

riparian/aquatic

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

NE, SE, SW

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Impacts: 

Myriophyllum aquaticum's potential range is yet to be determined. In more southern regions, this plant forms monocultures that clog waterways, impeding recreational and commercial boating activities. These monocultures also disrupt the growth of native aquatic plants and provide breeding areas for mosquitoes. Damaged ecosystem services
Ecosystem change/ habitat alteration
Infrastructure damage
Modification of hydrology
Modification of natural benthic communities
Modification of nutrient regime
Modification of successional patterns
Monoculture formation
Negatively impacts agriculture
Negatively impacts livelihoods
Negatively impacts aquaculture/fisheries
Negatively impacts tourism
Reduced amenity values
Reduced native biodiversity
Threat to/ loss of endangered species
Threat to/ loss of native species
Transportation disruption

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

ornamental pond plant

Info Blurb: 

Can form monocultures that clog waterways, impeding recreational and commercial boating activities. These monocultures also disrupt the growth of native aquatic plants and provide breeding areas for mosquitoes. Used as an ornamental in garden ponds.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

NM, OKPS, TX

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

TX, NM, KS, MO, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE