Water hyacinth (455)
Relates to: Weeds
Relates to: Weeds
Photo 4. Short stem, on top or just under water, linking mother and daughter plants, water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes.
Photo 6. Flower, long slender leaf stalks, and round leaf blades, water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes.
Eichhornia crassipes. It was known previously as Eichhornia speciosa. It is a member of the Pontederiaceae.
AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Aradhana Deesh
Adapted from Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) (2018) Weeds of SE Qld and Northern NSW. Lucidcentral. (https://www.lucidcentral.org/editors-pick-animal-and-plant-identification-keys/key-to-weeds-of-se-qld-and-northern-nsw); and additional information from Water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Biosecurity Queensland (https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/54680/IPA-Water-Hyacinth-PP6.pdf); and CABI (2019) Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth) (2019). Invasive Species Compendium (https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/20544); and from Waterhouse DF, Norris KR (1987) Biological Control Pacific Prospects. Inkata Press, Melbourne. Photo 1 Karen Brown, University of Florida, Bugwood.org. Photo 2 Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org. Photo 3&4 Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org. Photo 5 Ted D. Center, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org. Photo 6 Graves Lovell, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bugwood.org. Photo 7 Josh Hillman, FloridaNature.org, Bugwood.org.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland, in association with the Pacific Community and Koronivia Research Station, Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji.
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