Eichhornia crassipes is an alien hydrophyte introduced in India. Mention the problem pased by this plant?


Eichhornia crassipes was introduced in Bengal, India because of its beautiful flowers and shapes of leaves. But it turned out to be an invasive weed draining oxygen from the water bodies and resulted in death of many fishes. Fish is a supplement food in Bengal and due the fish scarcity produced in Bengal due to Eichhornia, it is also called as “Terror of Bengal." It also caused decline or extinction of indigenous species present in the water body.

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