Also called ♒︎ floating water hyacinth.  Formerly called Eichhornia crassipes.

Part of family Pontederiaceae.

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Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Learn more about ♒︎ common water-hyacinth Pontederia crassipes

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