Specimen Information

Pontederia crassipes
Pontederia crassipes
(floating waterhyacinth)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1396525
GroupPlants
GenusPontederia
Speciescrassipes
Common Namefloating waterhyacinth
StateVA
CountyVirginia Beach city
LocalityBeggar's bridge creek in Back Bay watershed. Scattered clumps along waterway. Extends both east and west of Muddy Creek Road
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAlbemarle
HUC8 Number03010205
HUC10 NameCurrituck Sound
HUC10 Number0301020513
HUC12 NameNorth Bay-Shipps Bay
HUC12 Number030102051302
Map
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Collection Day13
Collection Month8
Collection Year2012
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24369
Author:Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Date:2019
Title:EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system
Publisher:The University of Georgia
CommentsResident first reported this. Local residents report never seeing it in Back Bay before. Bordered by private land and Back Bay NWR. A few flowers. Hoping it dies this winter with a frost.; EDDMapS report
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Size2 Acres


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/6/2020].

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