Giant Salvinia Alert!

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Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta) has been found in Columbus County. This is a federally listed, noxious, invasive aquatic weed. There were prior sightings, in several southeastern North Carolina counties, between 2000-2008; however, those sites were successfully eradicated. It is very important that this weed NOT become established in our state. The weed grows very quickly. It can block waterways, increase flooding potential, and degrade habitat.

Giant salvinia ID card

Giant salvinia ID card

If found, please report the location to either:

Rob Emens, NC Aquatic Weed Control Program
rob.emens@ncdenr.gov

or

Diana Rashash, N.C. Cooperative Extension
diana_rashash@ncsu.edu

For further information about the plant: