Specimen Information

Eichhornia crassipes
Eichhornia crassipes
(floating waterhyacinth)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1396567
GroupPlants
GenusEichhornia
Speciescrassipes
Common Namefloating waterhyacinth
StateIL
CountyLake
LocalitySpring Lake Marina: private boat launch and dock facility. Small population observed among private docks in backwater of Chain O'Lakes waterway.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Fox
HUC8 Number07120006
HUC10 NameSquaw Creek-Fox River
HUC10 Number0712000610
HUC12 NameNippersink Lake-Fox River
HUC12 Number071200061009
Map
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Collection Day9
Collection Month9
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
CommentsLandowner contacted and approved removal of plants after explaining consequences and potential threat to waterway and aquatic habitat. All plant material carefully removed and disposed. Plants easily detached and broke apart during collection, confirming infestation was not a recent "release" (e.g. aquarium or pond), but had been present and expanding for more than a single growing season.; EDDMapS report
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierD. Maurer
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Size2 Sq Meters


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/22/2019].

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