Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)

Specimen ID1529994
Common Namegiant salvinia
CountyPearl River
Locality[private pond along Hilt Fornea Rd]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Pearl
HUC8 Number03180004
HUC10 NameWest Hobolochitto Creek-Hobolochitto Creek
HUC10 Number0318000409
HUC12 NameBig Branch-West Hobolochitto Creek
HUC12 Number031800040903
Collection Month7
Collection Year2014
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker | escaped captivity
CommentsTim said the property owner noticed the GS in pond around July. The owner did not know how it got in the pond.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordcounty
VerifierTim Lockley, Mississippi Dept. of Agriculture & Commerce
Size3 acres


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/4/2023].

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