Species alerts – Water Primrose – Ludwigia grandiflora

Please report any sightings of Water Primrose – Ludwigia grandiflora

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 Identification sheet.

Click here for more information.: Species alerts – GB non-native species secretariat