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|Family: Pontederiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Eichhornia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms
Stem: > 30 cm. Leaf: < 10 cm wide. Inflorescence: 5--15 cm, few- to many-flowered. Flower: perianth lilac or pale blue to white.
Ecology: Locally abundant. Ponds, sloughs, waterways; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, SnFrB, SCo, PR; Distribution Outside California: widely naturalized, native to tropical America. Flowering Time: Jun--Oct Note: Plants multiply, spread rapidly vegetatively; perhaps world's most troublesome aquatic weed.
eFlora Treatment Author: Charles N. Horn & Elizabeth McClintock
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Previous taxon: Eichhornia
Next taxon: Heteranthera
Citation for this treatment: Charles N. Horn & Elizabeth McClintock 2017. Eichhornia crassipes, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=23856, accessed on March 27, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 27, 2017.