Giant salvinia

Giant salvinia

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Caption: Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta) is a fast-growing fern that can clog ponds and lakes. Forming mats up to 2 feet thick, the plant gobbles up oxygen and blocks sunlight needed by other water dwellers. A tiny weevil (Cyrtobagous salvinae), is under study as a biocontrol for this weed.

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Keywords: aquatic fern, aquatic ferns, aquatic plant, aquatic plants, aquatic weed, aquatic weeds, botany, fern, flora, giant salvinia, giant salvinias, molesta, nature, noxious weed, noxious weeds, plant, plants, pteridophyte, pteridophytes, salvinia, salvinia molesta, salvinias, weed, weeds

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