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Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) (Nox)

Invasive assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution

Scientific name:Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray

Common Name:

Cabomba, fanwort


Noxious weed.


Grows rooted in the mud of stagnant to slow flowing water, including streams and smaller rivers. Also grows in ponds, lakes, reservoirs, sloughs, ditches and canals. Can survive temperatures of less than 0 degrees but it prefers a warm, humid climate with a temperature range of 13 – 27 degrees C (ISSG 2005).

Related Links

Information on Cabomba on the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment's website (external link).
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