You can view this plant as a good indicator of environmental pollution. Fertilizer run-off from farms feed into waterways, causing massive blooms of water hyacinths, thereby clogging lake and rivers, choking fish, and providing a host for unhealthy worms! Dried hyacinths make good weaving materials but alas, they left alone the hyacinths to create a future environmental disaster in inland water bodies!
The flowers can be beautiful. Here is one photo by my sister Rebecca taken at the Ruins in Talisay.
|Commonn name||Water hyacinth|
|Location||The Ruins, TalisayM/td>|