What Is the Scientific Name of a Water Hyacinth?
The water hyacinth, whose scientific name is Eichhoria crassipes, is an aquatic perennial with a hyacinth-like flower. Native to South America, the plant has naturalized in parts of the American South where it has become invasive.
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