Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Learn more about Water Hyacinth from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Commelinales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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Bruce A. Sorrie bas_e_crassipes1_bol
Leaves spade-shaped and curled upward on sides. Roots feathery, floating, per Field Guide to Aquatic Plants of Alabama.
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Bruce A. Sorrie bas_e_crassipes2_bol
Perianth 6-parted, upper segment larger with yellow blotch at center, per Flora of China.