Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is a frost-tender aquatic perennial plant that produces leathery, ovate to rounded, thick, glossy, inflated foliage that acts as their floats to form the dense matting 6-inch-tall composition.
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Callie Barber has been writing professionally since 2002. Barber's love for design and writing inspired her to create Design Your Revolution, a blog that shares creative and affordable ways to decorate indoor and outdoor living environments. Her articles have appeared on Travels.com and GardenGuides.com. Barber holds a Bachelors of Arts in international studies from the University of North Carolina.