Exotic Pest Reporting
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) is an invasive plant of riparian areas. It is a native of Africa, Asia and Eurasia and was first detected in Laprairie on the St. Lawrence River in 1905.
This plant was brought to the US intentionally as a garden species. It is difficult to control and should not be used in the garden to prevent further spread.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
06/23/2015 - Efforts expand to control invasive plants
08/20/2014 - Invasive Weed Located in Gem Lake