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water hyacinth
Liliopsida > Liliales > Pontederiaceae > Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms
Synonym(s): common water-hyacinth, floating water hyacinth, Eichhornia speciosa Kunth, Piaropus crassipes (Mart.) Raf.

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources
Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States - USDA Forest Service
Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant Manual - SE-EPPC
Element Stewardship Abstract - The Nature Conservancy
Identification and Biology of Non-Native Plants in Florida's Natural Areas - University of Florida

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Description:Foliage and flowers
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Description:Large infestation in southern Florida
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Description:Distribution Map
Source:USDA NRCS, The PLANTS Database, September, 2003

Invasive and Noxious Weed References

  • Invasive Exotic Plant Species of Management Concern, USDA Forest Service, Southern Region, May 18, 2001 -
  • Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants, Florida Bureau of Invasive Plant Management -
  • Proposed Exotic Pest Plant Species for Georgia, Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, August 12, 1999 -
  • Mississippi's 10 Worst Invasive Weeds -
  • South Carolina Department of Agriculture. 1983. Rules and Regulations, Noxious Weeds. South Carolina Department of Agriculture. -
Taxonomic Reference
USDA, NRCS. 2002. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

USDA Forest ServiceUSDA APHIS PPQ The Bugwood Network University of Georgia is a joint project of
The Bugwood Network, USDA Forest Service & USDA APHIS PPQ.
The University of Georgia - Warnell School of Forest Resources and
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Dept. of Entomology
Last updated on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 04:49 PM
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