Eichhornia crassipes
Eichhornia crassipes
(common water-hyacinth)

Impact ID3504
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionGrowth of Pontederia crassipes occurs at a higher rate than other floating plants, forming thick mats that block sunlight to the water column, reducing submerged vegetation abundance, and floating plant species richness.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/17/2024].

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