|Large-flowered waterweed||ISEIA: A1 – Black List|
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Report the species
→ Report Egeria densa to the National Museum of Natural History.
Importance and distribution in Luxembourg
The large-flowered water weed is an aquatic plant with a very wide ecological amplitude. It thrives in a variety of freshwater habitats: while it prefers flowing systems it may also be found in still waters. The species is not light demanding and is able to develop in deep and turbid waters. The submerged perennial makes dense monospecific populations which often colonize whole water bodies, restrict water movement, cut off light, produce anoxic conditions and trap sediments in the system. The large-flowered water weed has been reported to outcompete native aquatic plants and to adversely affect fish communities (Source: http://ias.biodiversity.be/species/show/54).
ISEIA protocol: A1 (2+3+3+3) = Black List. Updated on 22 June 2018 by Christian Ries and Manou Pfeiffenschneider. Former assessment: A0 (2+3+3+3) = Alert List (Ries et al. 2013: 18).
Bibliography concerning Luxembourg
- Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 KB]
Suggested citation of this webpage
Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Egeria densa Planch. In: neobiota.lu - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: https://neobiota.lu/egeria-densa/ [23.01.2019].