Specimen Information

Pontederia crassipes
Pontederia crassipes
(floating water hyacinth)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1321301
GroupPlants
GenusPontederia
Speciescrassipes
Common Namefloating water hyacinth
StateLA
CountyEast Baton Rouge
LocalityLake Crest, LSU campus
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAmite
HUC8 Number08070202
HUC10 NameBayou Manchac-Amite River
HUC10 Number0807020208
HUC12 NameWard Creek-Bayou Manchac
HUC12 Number080702020803
Map
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Collection Month5
Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:28916
Author:Riegel, S.
Date:2016
Title:LSU area lake overrun by hyacinths; neighbor takes cleanup into his own hands
Publisher:Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Reference 2
Ref. Number:28917
Author:Riegel, S.
Date:2016
Title:Water district lends hand to clean up hyacinth bloom in lake near LSU
Publisher:Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
CommentsUnknown discovery date
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/17/2021].

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