Image Number: 1317055

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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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Field

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United States

Subject

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Filicopsida
Order: Hydropteridales
Family: Salviniaceae
Genus: Salvinia
Subject: Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell
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Image uploaded:
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Image last updated:
Tuesday, January 18, 2011