EPPO Global Database

Cabomba caroliniana(CABCA)

Code created in: 2004-06-29

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CABCA
  • Preferred name: Cabomba caroliniana
  • Authority: A. Gray


USA (southern and eastern), Mexico, Bolivia to eastern Brazil, Argentina. Cultivated as an ornamental aquatic plant, introduced and invasive elsewhere, for example in Europe (Britain, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia, Romania), India, Indochina (Thailand), Malesia (Malaya), China, Japan, Korea, USA (northwest), New Zealand

WSSA list of weeds in North America
Listed as a wild invasive non-native plant in Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (England and Wales)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cabomba caroliniana var. multipartita hortulanorum

Common names
Name Language
Carolina fanwort English
Carolina water-shield English
green cabomba English (US)
grey fanwort English
purple cabomba English
Washington grass English (US)
Carolina-Haarnixenkraut German
grüne Cabomba German
grüne Haarnixe German
cabomba de Caroline French
éventail de Caroline French
cabomba verde Spanish
waterwaaier Dutch
cabomba-verde Portuguese
kabomba Swedish
karolina-cabomba Swedish
fusajunsai Japanese
hagoromomo Japanese
ハゴロモモ Japanese
フサジュンサイ Japanese
кабомба каролинская Russian
karkeaviuhkalehti Finnish
shuǐ dùn cǎo shǔ Chinese
水盾草属 Chinese
어항마름 Korean
eo hang ma reum Korean