Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth


Vital Statistics

Latin Name
Eichhornia Crassipes
Description
An aquatic plant with fleshy green leaves and a swollen petiole. The flowers are mauve in colour. The Water Hyacinth is a rampant invasive alien from Tropical America which smothers water surfaces.
Habitat
Occurs in pans and dams. Grows in the Northern Province and the Kruger National Park.



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