Images of Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes

Stock images of Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes. Photos © 2011 Steven Foster. Please contact us for pricing and terms at sfoster@stevenfoster.com or call +1-479-253-2629.

Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, Ponterderiaceae, pondweed family, native to Brazil, and introduced to the United States over 100 years ago, this floating weed presents one of the most serious invasive weed problems in Florida. Traditionally, the swollen leaf base has been eaten after stir-fried, assuming it comes from non-polluted waters, and the leaves have been used as a tonic in Central America.

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