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
11/16/2018 - Water hyacinth ties Lake Victoria business
09/06/2018 - Aquatic invaders: Learn how to spot the enemy
09/04/2018 - Need to combat invasive alien species stressesed
08/23/2018 - Water hyacinth weed found in Mission Heights Reserve
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