Pest Photo

Walter Stahel, Environmental Bay of Plenty,

Senegal tea plant

Gymnocoronis spilanthoides

Senegal tea plant (Gymnocoronis spilanthoides) is an invasive plant of fresh water and marshes. It is a native of South America.

A plant used in aquariums, it is invasive if released into a water body. It forms large dense floating mats of vegetation which crowd out native fish and plants.

Survey Maps