Parrot feather has soft leaves that gives a lot of hidingplaces
for good and bad creatures, like tadpoles and malaria mosquito's.
A mat of floating stems and leaves from the parrot feather.
The fine feather-like leaves.
This waterplant forms mats made of tangled very long stems,
the stems can reach a length of 5 meters!. The leaves are feather-like.
(hence it name). The roots go down in the mud of the bottom.
Their floating mats forms a problem in some parts of the world,
as they can easely shut down a waterchannel, or youre pond.
Betweem their floating stems malaria mosquitos (culex) use to breed.