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giant salvinia
Filicopsida > Hydropteridales > Salviniaceae > Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell
Synonym(s): kariba weed, floating fern, water fern

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources
Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas - National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States - USDA Forest Service
Domestic Programs Pest Evaluation - USDA APHIS PPQ
USDA APHIS Pest Alert

Selected Images from www.invasive.org
 
Number:0001090
Description:Close-up
Photographer:Scott Robinson, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
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Number:1929037
Description:Primary form
Photographer:Mic H. Julien, CSIRO
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Number:1929038
Description:Secondary form
Photographer:Mic H. Julien, CSIRO
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Number:1929039
Description:Tertiary form
Photographer:Mic H. Julien, CSIRO
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Number:0002106
Description:The hairs form an 'egg-beater' shape at the tips
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Number:1317055
Description:Plants
Photographer:Scott Bauer, USDA ARS
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Number:0001092
Description:This canal was completely covered by giant salvinia in a few short months.
Photographer:Scott Robinson, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
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Description:Distribution Map
Map indicates recorded presence in at least one site within the drainage, but does not necessarily imply occurrence throughout that drainage
Source:United States Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species, http://salvinia.er.usgs.gov/. July 2003

Invasive and Noxious Weed References

  • Plant Protection and Quarantine. 2000. Federal Noxious Weed List. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/weeds/
  • Invasive Exotic Plant Species of Management Concern, USDA Forest Service, Southern Region, May 18, 2001 - http://www.se-eppc.org/fslist.cfm
  • Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants, Florida Bureau of Invasive Plant Management - http://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/invaspec/2ndlevpgs/perrules.htm
  • Proposed Exotic Pest Plant Species for Georgia, Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, August 12, 1999 - http://www.gaeppc.org/exotalk1.html
  • North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Plant Industry Division, Noxious Weed Regulations - http://www.ncagr.com/plantind/plant/weed/nxwdrg.htm
  • South Carolina Department of Agriculture. 1983. Rules and Regulations, Noxious Weeds. South Carolina Department of Agriculture. - http://plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin/state_noxious.cgi?statefips=45
Taxonomic Reference
USDA, NRCS. 2002. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
http://plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin/topics.cgi?earl=plant_profile.cgi&symbol=SAMO5

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USDA Forest ServiceUSDA APHIS PPQThe Bugwood Network University of Georgia Bargeron, C.T., D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce, R.C. Reardon & A.E. Miller
(Tech. Coordinators). 2003. Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S.:
Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health
Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08.