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Water hyacinth

29 Apr 2024

Water hyacinth is commonly seen in horticulture and used in water gardens and ponds. [...] Water hyacinth can also release heavy metals and other pollutants into the water as they decompose, which reduces the water quality for other organisms sharing the same habitat. [...] The presence of Water hyacinth also produces ideal habitat for species that can carry diseases, such as mosquitoes, which can be more prevalent in these areas due to the changes that the vegetative mats create in the water. [...] ▶ Avoid planting Water hyacinth in ponds and water gardens, and instead choose a native plant to include in your garden. [...] To dispose of Water hyacinth, place the entire plant and any plant material generated by the removal of the plant into a garbage bag.
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