Common Water Hyacinth Pontederia crassipes MartiusNon-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: Eichhornia crassipes, Oshuna crassipes.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Liliales   >   Family Pontederiaceae   >   Genus Pontederia   

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Common Water Hyacinth is an invasive species in Maryland (MISC 2022). It has been found over-wintering in several localities in Maryland. This plant has the potential to become a nuisance under certain conditions. Common Water Hyacinth is often grown in water gardens and has been repeatedly introduced into wild habitats.

There are 15 records in the project database.

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Common Water Hyacinth blooming in Calvert Co., Maryland (10/24/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Common Water Hyacinth in Howard Co., Maryland (8/19/2011). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Common Water Hyacinth in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/28/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Water Hyacinth in Harford Co., Maryland (8/30/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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MBP marks as "Invasive" any taxon listed in the Maryland Invasive Species Council (MISC) list of Invasive Species of Concern in Maryland. You can read their criteria and review the lists here: https://mdinvasives.org/species-of-concern/.

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