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Hygrophila, have you seen it?

Sep 3, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

Hygrophila (Hygrophila costata) is an erect green plant growing up to 1 metre in height along shallow creekbanks and wetlands. It produces white flowers where the opposite leaves join the stem.

The weed grows aggressively and can form dense, floating mats that restrict water movement and reduce water quality. With funding from the Queensland Government as part of the Better Partnerships Project, we are working to keep hygrophila out of our region.


You can access a fact sheet from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website

If you think you have seen this invasive species, please contact Councils Natural Resource Management team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email