Highly invasive aquatic plants recorded

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Two highly invasive aquatic plants have been recently recorded in the north:

Crassula helmsii: New Zealand Pigmyweed has been found in the Caledonian canal. This is being surveyed in order to come up with a management plan.

Hydrocotlye ranunculoides: The presence of this plant was confirmed earlier this year within Forestry Commission land near Burghead.  The good news is that the colony seems to be confined to this small area so control should be manageable. SEPA staff have been involved with verifying the record and with co-ordinating a response/providing advice.

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