Ecology of Aquatic Plant Myriophyllum spicatum L. New record to Kurdistan, Erbil, Iraq
Keywords:Ecological factors, heavy metals, Myriophyllum spicatum L., Gwer, Erbil
This work deals with the study of aquatic plant Eurasian watermilfoil, Myriophyllum spicatum L. new record to Kurdistan, It is submersed aquatic weed that can easily become excessive in growth and maybe a completely choked small shallow pond. The ecological habitats, distribution, growth characteristic, species description, taxonomical status, economically important and other information, including their control in the aquatic ecosystem, are given in the text. In Kurdistan this plant found in several small and shallow ponds, at the edge of the Greater Zab River behind Kapran village near Gwer sub-district, this area is free from ecological and biological studies. Ecologically the waters are natural, hard, alkaline, rich in nutrients and Cl-1 ions. And contain a certain amount of heavy metal such as (Mg+², Zn+², Cu+², Fe+², Cr+², Cd) but lead (Pb) was not detected.
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