Specimen Information

Pontederia crassipes
Pontederia crassipes
(floating waterhyacinth)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1406843
GroupPlants
GenusPontederia
Speciescrassipes
Common Namefloating waterhyacinth
StateLA
CountyOrleans
LocalityBayou St. John, between Robert E. Lee Blvd and Filmore Ave
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEastern Louisiana Coastal
HUC8 Number08090203
HUC10 NameCanal No 2-Frontal Lake Pontchartrain
HUC10 Number0809020301
HUC12 NameMetairie Canal-Canal No 2
HUC12 Number080902030103
Map
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Collection Month12
Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity | hitch hiker | planted ornamental
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:30032
Author:WGNO staff.
Date:2017
Title:Events planned to remove invasive water hyacinths from Bayou St. John
Publisher:WGNO
Reference 2
Ref. Number:30033
Author:Howard, S.B.
Date:2017
Title:Neighbors to remove invasive species from Bayou St. John on June 20 and June 24
Publisher:Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association
CommentsDiscovered late fall 2016. Hand-pulling efforts conducted in June 2017.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
VerifierIan Pfingsten
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/3/2020].

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