Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1421488
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateMS
CountyTishomingo
LocalityScattered throughout Indian Creek and traveling north with the wind into the TN River
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NamePickwick Lake
HUC8 Number06030005
HUC10 NameIndian Creek-Pickwick Lake
HUC10 Number0603000512
HUC12 NamePickens Branch-Indian Creek
HUC12 Number060300051201
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month11
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
CommentsActual number of plants unknown as it was scattered in the creek with greater quantities in the south end of Indian Creek. Mixed in with Common Salvinia. Common Salvinia outnumbered the Giant Salvinia 10 to 1.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierIan Pfingsten
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Photo
Salvinia molesta


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/24/2024].

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