Eichhornia crassipes/Water Hyacinth
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This plant is a pest, but has beautiful flowers
Spreads by plants floating from on place to another and also produces viable seed
Clogging a body of water
A floating mass of water hyancinth can quickly cover a small body of water
This species grows rapidly and spread quickly in bodies of water
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Susceptible to insects
This is a water plant that clogs southern waterways and other bodies of water. This is a terribly invasive perennial. It makes many streams almost impassable by motor or other boats. It spreads by asexual and sexual means.
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