Specimen Information

Pontederia crassipes
Pontederia crassipes
(floating waterhyacinth)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1522513
GroupPlants
GenusPontederia
Speciescrassipes
Common Namefloating waterhyacinth
StateWI
CountyLa Crosse
LocalityPettibone Lagoon - Mississippi River Pool 8
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLa Crosse-Pine
HUC8 Number07040006
HUC10 NamePine Creek-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0704000605
HUC12 NameCity of La Crosse-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number070400060502
Map
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Collection Day14
Collection Month9
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayplanted ornamental | escaped captivity
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:32219
Author:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR).
Date:2018
Title:Surface Water Integrated Monitoring System (SWIMS)
Publisher:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Reference 2
Ref. Number:32220
Author:Brazil, D.
Date:2018
Title:An aquatic invasive plant found on the Upper Mississippi River
Publisher:News8000.com
Comments"Agency and non-profit efforts are taking place working to remove these plants, some of which were found almost three miles downstream near River Mile 696."
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
Museum Cat Number168363665
VerifierWisconsin DNR
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/8/2020].

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