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common water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes
common water hyacinth mudplantains
Eichhornia crassipes Pontederiaceae
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English common name
  •common water hyacinth
Spanish common names
  •aguapé preñado
  •lirio del agua
accepted scientific name
  •Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms
rules for finding collection records
  •Eichhornia crassipes (109)
  •Pontederia crassipes (41)
family name
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Category: Wildflowers, Aquatic Plants
Flowers: Six petals
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is 1.2 to 1.6 inches
Leaf: Basal, Simple
Plant Observed 3rd week of September thru 1st week of May

How Likely at this Location (50%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
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