Plants to avoid

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Be care­ful to avoid species that are deemed in­va­sive, as they can clog up nat­u­ral wa­ter­ways if they es­cape from the gar­den. Last sum­mer, the EU banned oxy­genat­ing Elodea crispa, wa­ter hy­acinth (Eich­hor­nia cras­sipes) and skunk cab­bage (Lysi­chi­ton amer­i­canus, pic­tured above). Other plants to dodge in­clude par­rot’s feather (Myrio­phyl­lum aquaticum), float­ing pen­ny­wort (Hy­dro­cotyle ra­nun­cu­loides) and wa­ter fern (Azolla fil­icu­loides ).

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