Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1418031
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateSC
CountyClarendon
Localityupper Lake Marion
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Marion
HUC8 Number03050111
HUC10 NameLake Marion-Santee River
HUC10 Number0305011101
HUC12 NameSpring Grove Creek
HUC12 Number030501110102
Map
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Collection Day26
Collection Month7
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsWe have found giant salvinia scattered across 3,950 acres, most of which has been small patches (1-100) plants hitchhiking with water hyacinth and dispersed with duck weed and crested floating heart. We have located 5 areas that have dense growth of mature colonized giant salvinia in back water areas totaling approximately 5 acres. We are currently targeting the area of distribution, treating both crested floating heart...
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Earliest Recorddrainage
VerifierIan Pfingsten
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected>100
Size5 acres
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/1/2021].

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