Taxon  Report   8734    
Salvinia molesta  D. S. Mitch.
Kariba weed
Salvinia molesta
© 2010 Barry Rice
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Salvinia molesta
© 2009 Barry Rice
Salvinia molesta
© 2001 CDFA
Salvinia molesta, a pteridophyte, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California. Cal-IPC rating: High

Salvinia molesta is classified by the U.S. Federal Government as a NOXIOUS WEED. [USDA 2000]

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Plant Characteristics
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Salvinia molesta
© 2009 Barry Rice
Genus: Salvinia
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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 23, 2019).