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Eichornia crassipes (Martius) Solms-Laubach
Water Hyacinth
Pontederiaceae: Pickerelweed Family

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Description:
Floating or creeping herbs

Native:
No

Habitat:
Aquatic freshwater marsh and waterways

 

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Invasion of waterways by E. crassipes

Links
Acreage of Water Hyacinth in Florida
Aquatic Weed Page/ UC Davis
Prohibited Aquatic Plants- University of Florida
Exotic Pest Plants of Greatest Ecological Concern in California

Vegetation Types of Texas
The War on Exotic Weeds in Florida

Page Credits:
Florida distribution maps: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants   (http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/). Wunderlin, R. P. and B. F. Hansen. 2000. [S. M. Landry and K. N. Campbell (application development), Florida Center for Community Design and Research.] Institute for Systematic Botany, University of South Florida, Tampa.
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