Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss (ITIS)
Oxygen weed, Lagarosiphon, African elodea, curly waterweed
Southern Africa (Nault and Mikulyuk 2009)
Spread throughout the world as an aquarium plant (Nault and Mikulyuk 2009)
Includes species listed as a Federal Noxious Weed under the Plant Protection Act, which makes it illegal in the U.S. to import or transport between States without a permit.
Google. YouTube; RTÉ Ireland. Eco Eye.
This beautiful episode opens on Lough Corrib at sunrise. Anja sees first-hand the devastating and costly impacts of a new arrival to an existing ecosystem, Lagarosiphon Major a pond weed has taken hold in the waterbody. Part 1 of 4
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Oxygen Weed.
Centre for Invasive Species Solutions; Atlas of Living Australia; Australian Government. Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
See also: Ecological Risk Screening Summaries for more species summaries
State and Local Government
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
University of California. Weed Research and Information Center.
See also: Weeds in Natural Areas for more information sheets
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
Csurhes, S. and R. Edwards. 1998. Potential Environmental Weeds in Australia: Candidate Species for Preventative Control (PDF | 1.3 MB). Environment Australia.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Lagarosiphon major. [Accessed Mar 5, 2015].
Nault, M. E. and A. Mikulyuk. 2009. African Elodea (Lagarosiphon major): A Technical Review of Distribution, Ecology, Impacts, and Management (PDF | 445 KB). Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Science Services, PUB‐SS‐1050. Madison, Wisconsin.