Eichhornia crassipes
Eichhornia crassipes
(common water-hyacinth)

Impact ID3511
Impact TypeRecreation
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionDense mats of Pontederia crassipes can reduce flow in irrigation channels, interfere with watercraft navigation, and clog hydroelectric power generation.
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost$1,000,000 in the Congo River

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/17/2024].

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