Beautiful but dangerous

THE water hyacinth is beautiful and has 25cm lilac flowers - but it also has a dark side.

THE water hyacinth is beautiful and has 25cm lilac flowers - but it also has a dark side.

The roots of this floating plant hang in the water. In one season, one piece of a floating root can produce 60000 plants.

The flowers and leaves are above the water and can clog up the flow of water.

The plant also cuts off the air supply on the water's surface, leading to the death of fish. - bigsiteofamazingfacts.com; theecologist.org; newsfromafrica.org

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