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Water hyacinth (455) Print Fact Sheet

Relates to: Weeds


Common Name

Water hyacinth

Scientific Name

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. (; and additional information from Water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Biosecurity Queensland (; and CABI (2019) Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth) (2019). Invasive Species Compendium (; and from Waterhouse DF, Norris KR (1987) Biological Control Pacific Prospects. Inkata Press, Melbourne. Photo 1 Karen Brown, University of Florida, Photo 2 Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Photo 3&4 Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Photo 5 Ted D. Center, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Photo 6 Graves Lovell, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Photo 7 Josh Hillman,,

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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