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Definition of the noun alligator weed

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  1. prolific South American aquatic weed having grasslike leaves and short spikes of white flowers; clogs waterways with dense floating masses

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Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ALLIGATOR WEED Alternanthera philoxeroides (Martius) Griseback [ Amaranthaceae]: An aquatic perennial herb to one meter long and generally regarded as one of world's most serious aquatic weeds. Endemic to South America and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas & the Southern Great Plains (2005)

by Joel Ellis Holloway, Amanda Neill

Alternanthera philoxeroides Alligator Weed SCIENTIFIC NAME: Alternanthera + philoxeroides, to look like a Philoxerus, from the genus Philoxerus and Greek, eioSoq, eiodos, resembling. Reference is to the leaves. COMMON NAME: Alligator ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Once the flea beetle was introduced, its feeding reduced alligator weed to a relatively rare species in the U.S. More recently, Palearctic Apthona flea beetles have been introduced into western rangelands to control leafy spurge, and several ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

English: alligator weed A. pungens Kunth (Achyranthes repens L.; Alternanthera achyrantha R. Br.; Alternanthera repens (L.) Link non Gmelin) English: burweed, khaki weed, khaki bur weed Yoruba: sawewe South Africa: khakidubbeltjie, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology (2014)

Alternanthera philoxeroides (alligator weed), or Hydrocotyle umbellata (pennywort) are all capable of growing in mats. Treatment systems have been ...

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