We need you to report any sightings of this plant.
Help eradicate water primrose from the UK – Read the ALERT information on the ‘non-native species secretariat website’
- Report any sightings of the plant to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have the plant on your land, don’t let it spread. Contact the Environment Agency for advice on how to remove it 03708 506 506
- Always follow strict biosecurity and adopt the ‘check-clean-dry’ campaign. Remember, spread the word, not the weed!
- If you think you have found water primrose, ‘check the identification’ then send a photo and location details to: email@example.com
- Water primrose Ludwigia grandiflora is an invasive non-native plant that is invading our ponds, lakes, wetlands, ditches and watercourses.
- It was introduced as an ornamental garden plant, but has now been banned from sale.
- It has already invaded many habitats in Western Europe and Japan, excluding native plants and animals, increasing flood risk, preventing fishing, navigation and reducing the amenity value.
- In the UK the Environment Agency is coordinating the eradication of water primrose, before it gets too established in the wild.
- If you have water primrose in your garden, it is a criminal offence to spread it into the wild. Follow the ‘be plant wise’ campaign and dispose of it safely.