Specimen Information

Eichhornia crassipes
Eichhornia crassipes
(common water-hyacinth)

Specimen ID1247809
Common Namecommon water-hyacinth
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
Collection Day11
Collection Month10
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity pond
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27923
Author:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR)
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
SizeOne or a few beds


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/27/2024].

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