Tag Archive: Hyacinth

NISAW 2016 – Controlling Weeds in Your Pond: Water Hyacinth

Libbie Johnson UF IFAS Escambia County Extension Northwest Florida can be a pond owner’s paradise. There is usually enough rainfall to keep ponds filled, catfish, bass, and brim are well adapted to the environmental conditions, and there is a long season to catch fish. One of the biggest problems pond owners face is the constant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/24/nisaw-2016-controlling-weeds-in-your-pond-water-hyacinth/

Purple Hyacinth Bean – What’s Old is New

Everyone is interested in growing an easy plant that offers interest all throughout the warm season. Look no further than an old favorite, the purple hyacinth bean, Lablab purpurea. Purple flowers are held above foliage. An warm season annual vine that grows easily from seeds plants directly in the ground or started in small pots, purple hyacinth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/06/purple-hyacinth-bean-whats-old-is-new/

Invasive Species of the Day (March 4th): Benghal Dayflower, Chinese Tallow, Water Hyacinth

March 4th: Benghal Dayflower (Commelina benghalensis), Chinese Tallow (Sapium sebiferum), & Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes):   Benghal Dayflower Photo by Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia Benghal Dayflower (Commelina benghalensis): Also called Tropical spiderwort, is an invasive weed that creeps into nurseries, lawns, pastures and crop fields.  It was first observed in the early 1990’s in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/04/invasive-species-of-the-day-march-4th-benghal-dayflower-chinese-tallow-water-hyacinth/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 5th): Wild Hogs and Water Hyacinth

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 5th: Wild Hogs (Sus scrofa) & Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): Wild boar Photo Credit: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Wild Hogs: Wild Hogs, also called Feral Hogs, are not native to the United States.  Wild hogs are highly adaptable and can find suitable …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/05/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-5th-wild-hogs-and-water-hyacinth/

Controlling Weeds in Your Pond: Water Hyacinth

Libbie Johnson UF IFAS Escambia County Extension Northwest Florida can be a pond owner’s paradise. There is usually enough rainfall to keep ponds filled, catfish, bass, and brim are well adapted to the environmental conditions, and there is a long season to catch fish. One of the biggest problems pond owners face is the constant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/07/controlling-weeds-in-your-pond-water-hyacinth/