Parrot’s feather: Decontamination / preventing further spread
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Parrot’s feather plants are capable of rapidly regenerating from small fragments, and are highly tolerant of desiccation (Hussner & Champion 2011). As a consequence the species can be easily transported between waterbodies when attached to fishing or watersport equipment, imported with soil or as fragments on machinery. The decontamination of equipment and matter, using for instance hot water or bleach, could therefore potentially limit the spread of the species.
Hussner A. & Champion P.D. (2011). Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) verdcourt (parrot feather). Pages 103–112 in: Francis, R.A. (ed.) A Handbook of Global Freshwater Invasive Species. Earthscan Publisher, New York.