A. sessilis is a plant that is puchased for a water garden and over the internet for aquariums (Tomaino, 2006). Also, it is bought for its low cost and taste by the people of Sri Lanka (Gayathri, 2006). A. sessilis is chopped up when it is fed to ducks and is also fed to pigs (Ogle, 2003). It is used in many different foods in Africa, such as soups, relish, and sauces.
Principal source: Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER). 2006. Alternanthera sessilis
Compiler: National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) & IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Publication date: 2005-06-03
Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2016) Species profile: Alternanthera sessilis. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=767 on 09-12-2016.