Spongeplant (Limnobium spongia)

WEED ALERT: STATE PROHIBITED WEED
If you see this plant contact your council weeds officer, the NSW Invasive Plants & Animals Enquiry Line 1800 680 244 or email weeds@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Profile

Impact

Spongeplant can form dense mats on the water that crowd out almost all other plants. 

Description

Spongeplant is a native of America, it can be floating or rooted. Its leaves are very thick and leathery which are rounded or, in younger leaves, somewhat heart-shaped. Underside of young leaves have a central disc of red spongy cells. 

back to top

Control

Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Spongeplant (Limnobium spongia).

back to top

Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds (Weed Control) Order 2014 published in the NSW Government Gazette, detailing weeds declared noxious in New South Wales, Australia, under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993. The Order lists the weed names, the control class and the control requirements for each species declared in a Local Control Authority area.

Area Class Legal requirements
All of NSW 1 State Prohibited Weed
The plant must be eradicated from the land and that land must be kept free of the plant

back to top


Reviewed 2014