Parrotfeather – Removal From The Pond

Q: Our one-acre pond is becoming clogged with masses of parrot feather. Although it’s an attractive plant, it’s beginning to take over. How can we get rid of it without harming our fish?

A: Aquatic plants are divided into four groups: algae, floating plants, submerged plants, and emergent plants. Each type plant is controlled differently. Parrotfeather is a rooted, submerged perennial plant that usually grows in shallow water. It can be controlled by regular raking out or by chemical methods. I have a pond weed identification link plus the latest UGA weed control recommendations at

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