Exotic Pest Reporting
Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is an invasive plant of fresh water. It is a native of Brazil and was first detected in Lousiana in 1884.
Sold as an ornamental for aquariums, this weed grows quickly, forming clogging mats of vegetation when released in freshwater.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
07/30/2018 - 10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coast
01/16/2018 - Watch out for some water plants
08/01/2017 - In deep waters
07/26/2017 - Modesto inventor using lightbulb weed killing boat