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Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle
Water Thyme, Hydrilla
Hydrocharitaceae: Frog's-Bit Family

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Description Submerged, bottom-rooted herb
Native: No
Habitat: Fresh and brackish waters

Acreage of Hydrilla in Florida
Competitive Native Plants as a Deterrent to Hydrilla Invasion
Exotic Pest Plant Council's 1997 List of Florida's Most Invasive Species
Invasive Nonindigenous Plants in Florida (IFAS)
Northeast Sea Grant's AQUATIC EXOTICS NEWS (University of Connecticut)

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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