|Classification and Permitting Level
||2 - Regulated Aquatic Nuisance Species
||Flowering rush is an invasive plant that is commonly used in water gardens. It has triangular-shaped leaves that twist near the tip, flowers that grow in groups of 20-50, form an umbrella-like structure and have three pink petals, three sepals and nine stamens per flower.
||It is typically found along the shoreline but can become established in water deeper than 3 meters.
|Reason for ANS Designation
||This plant is considered an aquatic nuisances species because it can grow quickly, out compete native vegetation, impeed recreational activity and restrict water flow.
|Place of Origin
||Flowering rush is native to Eurasia, Asia and Africa, but was introduced to the United States in the late 1800s.
|Stopping the Spread
||When gardening, choose native plant options. Avoid aquatic gardens next to lakes, rivers and streams.
||USGS Fact Sheet