Rooted water hyacinth

Eichhornia azurea -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Eichhornia azurea

Non-native to Florida

This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists

Eichhornia azurea is also listed as a prohibited or noxious weed in Alabama, Arizona, California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Vermont.

Rooted water hyacinth is a flowering perennial plant native to tropical America.

A vouchered specimen from Columbia County was recorded in the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. The plant also occurs in Puerto Rico.