Common Water Hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) SolmsPontederiaceae

common name synonyms: Jacinthe d'eau, Jacinto de agua, mbekambekairanga, Lirio Acuatico, Floating Water Hyancinth

scientific name synonyms: E. speciosa, Eichhornia crassipes, Piaropus crassipes

subclass: Monocotyledoneae

superorder: Liliidae

order: Liliales

growth form: aquatic herb

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: invasive

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: Yes

type of introduction: Unknown

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Britain, Portugal

native range: Brazil (South America)

notes: naturalized, native to Brazil, extensively naturalized elsewhere in the tropics and subtropics; also known as E. speciosa, Piaropus crassipes, introduced in U.S. (PUSDA); a casual, introduced or a greenhouse escape; becoming invading in the lower valley of Tage in Portugal; weed Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, etc.

invasiveness notes: invasive

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth