(Eleocharis parodi)

Image: Parodi, © Weeds Australia

What is parodi?

  • Parodi is a declared weed in Tasmania under the Tasmanian Weed Management Act 1999. The importation, sale and distribution of parodi are prohibited in Tasmania.
  • The legal responsibilities of landholders and other stakeholders in dealing with parodi are laid out in the Parodi Statutory Weed Management Plan

What does parodi look like?

  • Parodi is a perennial (long-lived) aquatic herb growing to around 45 cm high. It has a rush-like form with pith-filled stems and reduced leaves and small flowers. The flowers occur in terminal heads.
  • Parodi spreads by seed and rhizomatous stolons (runners). Seeds are long-lived and can germinate in water. Spread occurs when seed or rhizome material is moved in water or via contaminated mud, vehicles and machinery.

Impacts of parodi

  • Parodi can infest fresh water bodies and disrupt irrigation supply channels.

Where does parodi occur?

  • Parodi is native to Argentina.
  • In Australia, parodi has naturalised in New South Wales at Griffith.
  • Parodi has not managed to establish in Tasmania.

What you need to do

  • If you locate parodi anywhere in Tasmania, or if you find a plant that you think could be parodi, immediately contact Biosecurity Tasmania on 03 6165 3777 to report this weed.

See also
Parodi Statutory Weed Management Plan
Weed Links and Resources

Other useful links
Pest Genie

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