Eichhornia crassipes (Common Water Hyacinth) is a species of perennial herb in the family Pontederiaceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is associated with freshwater habitat. Common Water Hyacinth is native to North America, Brazil, Brazil, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraíba, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Pampa, Minas Gerais, Tocantins, Rio Grande do Sul, Amazônia, Alagoas, Santa Catarina, Roraima, Caatinga, Pará, Mata Atlântica, Amazônia, Ceará, Rondônia, Cerrado, Pernambuco, Piauí, Mato Grosso, Paraná, Pantanal, Acre (Brazil), Rio Grande do Norte, Espirito Santo, Maranhao, Sergipe, and São Paulo. It has simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Trigona fulviventris Guérin-Méneville 1845. Common Water Hyacinth is a photoautotroph.
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