Eichhornia crassipes

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Dwarf Water Hyacinth

Eichhornia crassipes

Purple

Green

1 Feet

9-11

United States

Bare root

 

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Description:

Known for its prominent lavender-blue flowers and broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves that measure 4-8 inches across.  Water hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 1 meter in height. The leaves float above the water surface and grow quickly in warm water. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks. The feathery, freely hanging roots are purple-black.

 

 

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