Story: Water quality

Egeria (2nd of 3)


Egeria densa or Brazilian water weed is a native of South America. It is widespread throughout the North Island streams, rivers and lakes, and is also found in some South Island lakes. Its leaves are about 3 centimetres in length.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, 'Water quality - Problem plants and microbes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 18 Jul 2016