Species: 

Eichhornia crassipes 

Common Name(s): 

common water hyacinth, water hyacinth

Habitats Impacted: 

riparian/aquatic

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

SE

Present in Neighboring States?

AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, TX

Currently known from Oklahoma?

No

Eichhornia crassipes 

Wilfredo Robles, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org

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What you should know!

Populations can double in size in two weeks, quickly forming dense floating mats of vegetation that reduce the light availability and deplete oxygen levels. Introduced as an ornamental and still sold as such.

Management information