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Related to fanwort: Cabomba caroliniana


 (făn′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
Any of several aquatic plants of the genus Cabomba, having finely divided, fanlike submersed leaves and entire, oval floating leaves. Also called cabomba.


(Plants) an aquatic plant of the family Cabombaceae with fan-shaped leaves, often used in aquaria


(ˈfɑnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

any aquatic plant belonging to the genus Cabomba, of the water lily family, having very small flowers and submerged and floating leaves.
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Noun1.fanwort - common aquatic plant of eastern North America having floating and submerged leaves and white yellow-spotted flowers
water lily - an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
Cabomba, genus Cabomba - alternatively, a member of the family Nymphaeaceae; a small genus of American aquatic plants
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The initial treatment in June significantly reduced the infestations of milfoil and fanwort, whose dense weed beds and foliage outcompete native aquatic vegetation that are important habitat for fish and food sources for waterfowl and some mammals.
Common name Scientific Name PROHIBITED PLANTS Fanwort Cabomba caroliniana Brazilian waterweed Egeria densa Hydrilla/water thyme Hydrilla verticillata Parrot feather Myriophyllum aquaticum Eurasian water milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum Curly leaf pond weed Potamogeton crispus PROHIBITED ANIMALS Northern snakehead Channa argus Bullseye snakehead Channa marulius Giant snakehead Channa micropeltes Walking catfish Clarias batrachus Oriental weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus REGULATED ANIMALS Goldfish Carassius auratus Common lionfish Pterois miles Red lionfish Pterois volitans
Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana) is an invasive aquatic weed in California that was introduced through the aquarium industry.
Though some bass anglers complain it's over-rated, over-fished, too-shallow, and choked with milfoil and fanwort, Lake Whitehall just produced a headline eight-pound, six-ounce largemouth.
2005), as well as examples of the cost of their management, such as $1.6 million for the Salvinia infestation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River in 2004 (Gorham 2008) and $140 000 per annum for Cabomba caroliniana Fanwort in Lake Macdonald in the Noosa biosphere in Queensland (Moran 2009).
The dominant submerged aquatic macrophyte was Cabomba caroliniana (Carolina fanwort).