14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Water hyacinth in a lake in southern North Carolina
These are beautiful but an invasive species in our area. They bloom for just one day and only when it's over 80 degrees outside. This patch is growing at the edge of a small lake and does not seem to be growing outside that small patch, but bears watching!
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||Sept. 12, 2016, 9:11 p.m.