Aquatic plant species

This group includes 7 plant species rooted in sediments and embankments. They form dense interwoven mats of vegetation which can quickly cover the water surface of ponds, lakes and slow flowing rivers. They grow both in standing and running waters but avoid fast flowing rivers and are often associated with nutrient-rich waters. Because of their very high growth rate and ability to fully cover water surface, these species strongly impact aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems within and nearby water bodies. They outcompete most of the native water plant species and can alter the physico-chemical quality of water which poses a threat to the survival of many aquatic organisms. They also modify water flow, increase the risk of land flooding and reduce both angling and boating possibilities. They negatively affect the conservation status of several natural habitats of EU concern.

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