Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1529995
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateMS
CountyFranklin
LocalityLake Okhissa
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameHomochitto
HUC8 Number08060205
HUC10 NameFifteenmile Creek-Homochitto River
HUC10 Number0806020503
HUC12 NameWolvington-Porter Creek
HUC12 Number080602050306
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NAS ARM

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Collection Day11
Collection Month2
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:32521
Author:Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.
Date:2019
Title:Officials concerned as Giant Salvinia spreads to more lakes
Publisher:Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
CommentsMDWFP Fisheries Bureau (Don Henke) confirmed Giant Salvinia from Lake Okhissa based on examining a plant sample under a microscope and observing the egg-beater shaped hairs.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recorddrainage
VerifierD. Henke, Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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