Specimen Information

Pontederia crassipes
Pontederia crassipes
(floating water hyacinth)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID260625
GroupPlants
GenusPontederia
Speciescrassipes
Common Namefloating water hyacinth
StateIN
Localityunspecified pond in southern Indiana
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower East Fork White
HUC8 Number05120208
Map
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Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayplanted ornamental
Statuseradicated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15741
Author:Seng, P., and G. White.
Date:2003
Title:Indiana aquatic nuisance species (ANS) management plan.
Publisher:Indiana Dept of Natural Resources.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:28004
Author:Alix, M.S., and R.W. Scribailo.
Date:2010
Title:The herbaceous lacustrine macrophytes of Indiana, United States of America
Journal:Check List
Volume:6
Issue:2
Pages:255-267
CommentsMistakenly identified in the IN DNR Management Plan as E. azurea. Correct ID is E. crassipes. Listed as present in state ANS management plan, but IDNR DEP has undertaken eradication efforts in a southern Indiana pond.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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