giant salvinia, Salvinia molesta  (Hydropteridales: Salviniaceae) - 1317055

giant salvinia
Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell

Descriptor: Plant(s)
Description: Giant salvinia is a fast-growing fern that can clog ponds and lakes. Forming mats up to 2 feet thick, the plant gobbles up oxygen and blocks sunlight needed by other water dwellers.
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Image location: United States

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Name: Scott Bauer
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Tuesday, March 04, 2003
Image Information last updated on Tuesday, January 18, 2011