Kōrero: Water quality

Canadian pondweed (3 o 3)

Canadian pondweed

Elodea canadensis, or Canadian pondweed, is familiar to many people as an aquarium plant. It is one of a range of aquarium and pond plants that are now prohibited for sale because it can spread rapidly in natural waterways. It is widespread in New Zealand and has been here for more than 100 years.

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Photograph by Kate McCoombs

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, 'Water quality - Problem plants and microbes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15530/canadian-pondweed (accessed 21 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, updated 18 Jul 2016