Eichhornia crassipes

Eichhornia crassipes

Eichhornia crassipes

(Water Hyacinth)

FAMILY

Pontederiaceae

Species

Eichhornia crassipes

Common name(s)

Water Hyacinth (CLASS 2 )

Flower colour; life form

Flowers chiefly blue. Free floating or occasionally rooted water plant

Distinguishing features

Leaves fleshy in a rosette, dark green with bulbous stalks – bladder like. Flowers in elongated heads of 5 or more. Corolla blue, purple or white.

Eichhornia crassipes