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Aquatic weeds

Japanese Knotweed

Giant Hogweed

Himalayan Balsam


Aquatic weeds

In the U.K there are a number of aquatic invasive weeds.

  • Aquatic invasive plants pose one of the greatest risks to our fragile eco systems
  • Rapid growth
  • Ability to regenerate from tiny fragments
    No natural predators

The spread of these invasive plants is of real concern and will remain unhindered whilst there remains no law agains their spread and sale


aquatic invasive weeds

Aquatic invasive plants are now wide spread throughout the country, mostly on slow moving or still water.
Infestation spreads rapidly up to 8 hectares per year has been recorded on a lake in France.

Control of these plants is reliant on hebicides and is often frowned upon and the problem is increasing all the time. Defra have recently launched an eradication program for Water Hyacinth in the U.K although complete eradication will be hard to acheive.

If in doubt as to the nature of the species present in a water course please send photographs or samples for verification to UK Weed Control