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Kariba-Weed (Salvinia molesta)

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Salvinia Molesta, or more commonly know as Kariba-Weed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Salvinia. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Salvinia Molesta or Kariba-Weed's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Salvinia
  • Family: Salviniaceae
  • Order: Hydropteridales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Annual Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I)
  • Federal Noxious Status: NW
  • Federal Noxious Common Name: giant salvinia
  • State Noxious Status: AL (CAW) AZ (PNW RGNW) CA (Q) CO (AW) CT (PIB) MA (P) MS (NW) NV (NW) OR (Q) SC (ILAP PP) VT (CAW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: AL (giant salvinia) AZ (giant salvinia) CA (giant salvinia) CO (giant salvinia) CT (giant salvinia) MA (giant salvinia) MS (giant salvinia) NV (giant salvinia) OR (giant salvinia) SC (giant salvinia) VT (giant salvinia)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: Cal-IPC STATE US




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