Specimen Information

Pontederia crassipes
Pontederia crassipes
(floating water hyacinth)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1247644
GroupPlants
GenusPontederia
Speciescrassipes
Common Namefloating water hyacinth
StateCA
CountyImperial
LocalityFerguson Lake on the lower Colorado River
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameImperial Reservoir
HUC8 Number15030104
HUC10 NameMartinez Lake-Colorado River
HUC10 Number1503010413
HUC12 NameFerguson Wash-Colorado River
HUC12 Number150301041308
Map
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Collection Day22
Collection Month3
Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity pond | hitch hiker fishing, boating | planted ornamental
Statusestablished
CommentsPreviously discovered upstream in the Colorado River in 2012 in neighboring counties
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordcounty
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/26/2020].

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