- Lagarosiphon major is a perennial, submerged aquatic plant that can grow in dense mats up to 6.6-9.8 ft. (2-3 m) thick.
- The stems, which can reach the surface, are brittle and sparsely branched, 0.12-0.2 in. (3-5 mm) in diameter and curved towards the base (J-shaped). The leaves are 0.2-0.8 in. (5-20 mm) long and 0.08-0.12 in. (2-3 mm) wide, and occur in alternate spirals along the stem.
- The flowers have three petals and are very small 0.01 in. (0.25 mm) in diameter and up to 2.4 in. (6 cm) long, and clear-white to pink on the surface.
- The fruit capsule is beaked with seeds 0.13 in. (0.32 cm) long, averaging nine to a fruit. Lagarosiphon major can also reproduce by stem fragments.
- Ecological Threat
- Lagarosiphon major is fast-growing and may completely fill the volume of a large shallow lake up to 9.8 in. (3 m) deep. It is native to southern Africa.
- Federal Noxious Weed Disseminules of the U.S. - USDA-APHIS
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State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- California Noxious Weeds
- Federal Noxious Weeds
- Massachusetts Noxious Weeds
- New Hampshire Prohibited Aquatic Species
- North Carolina Noxious Weeds - Class A
- South Carolina Noxious Weeds
- Texas Noxious Weeds
- USDA APHIS Regulated Pest List
- Vermont Noxious Weeds
- Wisconsin's Invasive Species Identification, Classification and Control Rule
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|