Water hyacinth

(Eichhornia crassipes)

 

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  • Up to 3' tall; dense floating aquatic.
  • Forms dense thickets in water.
  • Blooms July to October.
  • Flowers 2" wide in clusters at the end of a 12" spike.
  • Leaves dark green, 1 1/2 - 4 1/2" wide & 6" long.
  • Feathery roots.