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Water hyacinth (Eichhoria crassipes).

Water hyacinth is native to South America but has naturalized and became a weed much of the Southern US. Water hyacinth is a free-floating perennial plant that can grow to a height of 3 feet. The water hyacinth has striking light blue to violet flowers located on a terminal spike.

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water hyacinth

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