Originally reported as Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: Local expert notified
It looks like water hyacinth. Its is growing in a huge mound at the bottom of the tree, several feet high. I realize that this is everywhere so it may not be a high priority, but I hope we can save this tree someday since the birds return to it each spring.