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Water Hyacinth .

The Water Hyacinth is a originally called an Eichhornia Crassipes. The Water Hyacinth is a plant. Water Hyacinth are found widespread across the United States and it is spread by floating rosettes that break away from the growing mat. It can be controlled by making sure the nutrient levels in the ponds are good to prevent rapid growth.

Type of Pest, Origin, and How it got to the U.S

Water Hyacinth is a aquatic pest that is nationally from South America. The water hyacinth got to the United States by being introduced at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition of 1884-1885 in Louisiana.


The water hyacinth's leaves are 20 cm long and 5-15 cm wide while each flower has 6 petals that are bluish-purple that join at the base to create a short tube. They block waterways, limit flood control and shades out native plants and other species.