University of the Philippines Baguio Herbarium
Eichhornia crassipes

Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms  [Unverified Identification]

Family Pontederiaceae
Local Name Water hyacinth
Habit Herb
Habitat Rivers, ponds, lakes
Special Notes Air space in modified leaves(bulb-like) to allow plant to be buoyant
Ethnobotanical Uses ORNAMENTAL: used for ornamental purposes;
Collected from Greenwater Village, Baguio City, Benguet, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Collector(s) S. Arizabal, A. Bello, Joanna Claravall, N. Follosco, R. Placido