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Parrot Feather

Scientific Name: Myriophyllum aquaticum  

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Erect green stem with whorled leaves that are pinnately compound; leaf resembles a feather similar to a Myriophyllum spicatum.
Rooted along shoreline and stems trail along the ground or float across the water surface, becoming erect at the leafy end. Can form a tangled mass of floating stems.
This is an exotic plant.  If you observe this plant growing in the southeastern U.S., please take the time to report its location on the EDD Maps database at http://www.se-eppc.org/index.cfm.

Myriophyllum aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell

Myriophyllum aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell

Myriophyllum aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell

Myriophyllum aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell

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