Specimen Information

Eichhornia crassipes
Eichhornia crassipes
(floating waterhyacinth)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1247809
GroupPlants
GenusEichhornia
Speciescrassipes
Common Namefloating waterhyacinth
StateWI
CountyLa Crosse
LocalityLake Onalaska
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLa Crosse-Pine
HUC8 Number07040006
HUC10 NameHalfway Creek-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0704000601
HUC12 NameLake Onalaska-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number070400060103
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month10
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity pond
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27923
Author:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR)
Date:2016
Title:Aquatic invasive species by waterbody
Publisher:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
CommentsThe water hyacinth and water lettuce was discovered behind a private residence on Lake Onalaska. The owner had a water garden containing both water hyacinth and water lettuce. WDNR (and Federal) Wardens are investigating the issue. WI DNR sighting
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
VerifierWI DNR
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
SizeOne or a few beds


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/13/2019].

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