Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Crassula helmsii (Kirk) Cockayne - New Zealand Pigmyweed
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Crassula helmsii
© Graham Day
Crassula helmsii
© Graham Day
Crassula helmsii
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A recent arrival in Northern Ireland - first noticed in a pool at Gosford in 1984 and at the flooded Glastry clay-pits in Co. Down in about 1985. Now a nuisance at the latter place. A native of New Zealand which has spread acosss Great Britain in recent years and has a deleterious effect on other aquatic flora. This plant is introduced for garden ponds and escapes into watercourses, or is thrown out by gardeners (compare Azolla).

All names: Crassula helmsii (Kirk) Cockayne; Crassula recurva (Hook.f.) Ostenf. non N.E.Br.; Tillaea recurva (Hook.f.) Hook.f.