Saggittaria – Outlaw, wanted dead, not alive

Sep 4, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

Saggittaria (Saggittaria platyphylla) is a 1.5-metre-tall aquatic plant that is found growing along creek banks and shallow water. It is distinguishable by its triangular stems and oval/linear shaped leaves with pointed tips.

It can reproduce by both seed and vegetatively and can form large floating mats that can cause significant environmental, economic and social impacts. With funding from the Queensland Government as part of the Better Partnerships Project, we are working to keep Saggittaria out of our region.

You can access a fact sheet from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/1244304/IPA-Sagittaria-Fact-Sheet.pdf

If you think you have seen this invasive species, please contact Councils Natural Resource Management team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au

 

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