Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID236856
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateLA
CountyCaddo
LocalityJeem's (James) Bayou - eastern arm of Caddo Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCaddo Lake
HUC8 Number11140306
HUC10 NameBig Cypress Bayou-Frontal Caddo Lake
HUC10 Number1114030604
HUC12 NameTete Bayou-Frontal Caddo Lake
HUC12 Number111403060411
Map
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Collection Day9
Collection Month6
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | dispersed
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15967
Author:Anonymous
Date:2007
Title:Volunteers set precedent to control invasive exotic plant.
Publisher:Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Volume:2007
Issue:January 16
Reference 2
Ref. Number:27946
Author:Brabham, C.
Date:2015
Title:Giant salvinia coverage on Caddo Lake up from 2014
Publisher:The Longview News-Journal
CommentsDiscovered in 2006. Treatment ongoing. Sprayed in 2006, but due to the many shallow coves and sheltered areas, much remains (300-400 acres estimated). Chemical and biological control measures planned for 2007 treatment season.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/1/2021].

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