Invasive aquatic plants are non-native plant species introduced into aquatic habitats. As these plants rapidly reproduce, they can reduce the habitat of native plant species, threatening fish, insect and animal species in turn, and disrupting the overall biological diversity of ecosystems. Invasive aquatic plants can also affect water quality and interfere with recreational opportunities.
Common invasive aquatic plant species
Help stop the spread of invasive plants
Report aquatic invasive species:
Learn more about identifying and preventing invasive aquatic plants:
- List of prohibited species
- Aquatic Invasive Species Pocket Guide
- ALMS Field Guide to Aquatic Plants
- Invasive Plants (Alberta Invasive Species Council)
Spread the word about the threats invasive plants pose:
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