Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1529914
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateFL
CountyEscambia
LocalityBayou Chico
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NamePensacola Bay
HUC8 Number03140105
HUC10 NameBayou Texar-Bayou Garcon Frontal
HUC10 Number0314010504
HUC12 NameBayou Cico-Bayou Garcon Frontal
HUC12 Number031401050403
Map
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Collection Day28
Collection Month2
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker
Statusestablished
CommentsWe have owned this home for several months now. Since seeing these plants floating by I have inquired about identification and have determined it to be Salvinia molesta. Research on this plant has lead me to trying to report its existence in the Bayou Chico waters.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierFWC
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/3/2021].

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