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Water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes

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.

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08/01/2017 - In deep waters