Water hyacinth

(Eichhornia crassipes)

  • 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