New York Metropolitan Flora

Eichhornia crassipes (Martius) Solms - Water-hyacinth

Eichhornia crassipes
Photo by Gerry Moore

Non-native , Occasional

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 03/20/2013

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Eichhornia crassipes
This notorious tropical aquatic weed is occasionally encountered during the warm season in the New York metropolitan area, probably discharged from aquaria and watergardens.  It is too tender to persist through the winter in our area.

Common Names

Water-hyacinth