Wild Flowering Plants
|Pontederiaceae family (1 species)
Eichhornia crassipes (Martius) Solms in A. de Candolle & C. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 4: 527. 1883.
Bas.: Pontederia crassipes Martius (1823).
Naturalized quite rare aquatic herb of drainage canals.
Native to northern South America and Brazil.
Also a cultivated ornamental.
It is on the "100 of the World's Worst Invasive Alien Species" list.
However it is only a nuisance species here in a few drainage canals. Were it to reach the Roseau reservoir, the consequences would be severe.