Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID268986
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateMS
CountyForrest
LocalityWedgeworth Creek
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Leaf
HUC8 Number03170005
HUC10 NameBeaumont-Leaf River
HUC10 Number0317000506
HUC12 NameReese Creek-Leaf River
HUC12 Number031700050602
Map
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Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19096
Author:Cox, M.C., J.D. Madsen, and R.M. Wersal.
Date:2010
Title:Hydrilla and Giant salvinia survey in Mississippi for 2009.
Publisher:Geosystems Research Institute.
Volume:2010
Issue:February 20
Pages:13 pp
CommentsShowing regrowth after being wiped out by unknown agent in 2007. Populations along shoreline young and healthy. Salvinia weevil appears to be ineffective in controlling population.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierJohn D. Madsen
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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