Taxon  Report   2896    
Eichhornia crassipes  (Mart.) Solms
Common water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes
© 2009 Barry Rice
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Eichhornia crassipes
© 2016 DigiBirdTrek CA
Eichhornia crassipes
© 2016 DigiBirdTrek CA
Eichhornia crassipes, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Eichhornia crassipes
© 2018 Rachelle Gray
Genus: Eichhornia
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eichhornia speciosa
PLANTS: Piaropus crassipes
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).