03-03-2010, 07:18 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Joshua, TX
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| | Re: Poisonous aquatic plants
Originally Posted by Rusalka
What about plants that are toxic to dogs? I'd like to have a pond this summer but my doggy loves to munch on foliage, and I think emergent leaves will be to interesting to resist. We've been able to dog-proof our terrestrial garden with non toxic plants, and I'd like to be able to do the same for our pond.
Any ideas? I don't mind just having a couple of plants, if that's all I can come up with. So far all I've got is that bacopa monnieri, in it's emergent form, is non-toxic. So I assume it is safe submerged too!
Be careful about putting aquatic plants outside!!! You should only put native species to your area outside. If you try to put others outside wildlife, winds etc can carry them off to native waterways. We are dealing with overbearing legislation in TX because people have not be careful and have contaminated local streams, ponds, rivers, etc. with exotic plants. People don't realize that these things flower and seeds are spread or birds, frogs etc can spread them.