Calflora
Taxon  Report   2896    
Eichhornia crassipes  (Mart.) Solms
Common water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes
© 2009 Barry Rice
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Eichhornia crassipes
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Eichhornia crassipes
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
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
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Family: PONTEDERIACEAE  
Genus: Eichhornia
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eichhornia speciosa
PLANTS: Piaropus crassipes
More information about  Eichhornia crassipes
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Jepson eFlora

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ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (EICR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 12, 2018).

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