common water hyacinth, water hyacinth
Regions likely to be Impacted:
Present in Neighboring States?
AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, TX
Currently known from Oklahoma?
Wilfredo Robles, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
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.