Wild Florida Photo - Eichhornia crassipes

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Eichhornia crassipes

COMMON WATER HYACINTH

Not native to Florida

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council:  Category I designation
This plant is an invasive exotic that is altering native plant communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives.
This species should never be planted (many with this designation are prohibited by law), and generally should be removed whenever possible.

  
Eichhornia crassipes is a member of the Pontederiaceae - Water-hyacinth family.