Species alerts

Water Primrose - Ludwigia grandiflora

Water Primrose - <em>Ludwigia grandiflora</em>
This is a species alert issued as part of the GB rapid response protocol:

An invasive non-native plant from South America which has become a serious pest in other countries, including France, where it smothers water bodies reducing the numbers of native species and potentially increasing the risk of flooding.

It has started to be found in some parts of England and Wales.

If you think you've seen it, check with our water primrose identification sheet (PDF).

Sightings should be reported through the online recording form for water primrose (external link). However you can also email us to report a water primrose sighting.

Further information on water primrose:

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