is an immersed plant that trails along the ground or
water surface. It is easy to see why this plant is called
parrot feather: its delicate, feathery, bright green
leaves grow in profusion.
oblong, deeply cut and feathery looking. The leaf color
is bright blue-green. Like most water milfoils, parrot
feather leaves are arranged in whorls about the stem.
Its leaves are in whorls of four to six. Stems
can be five feet long. Stems trail along the ground
or water surface, becoming erect and leafy at the ends.