What is Eicchornia called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 weeks ago

What is Eicchornia called?
(a) The carrot grass
(b) Nile perch
(c) Water hyacinth
(d) Water lily
The question was asked in an interview for internship.
My question comes from Causes of Biodiversity Losses topic in chapter Biodiversity and Conservation of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 weeks ago

Right choice is (c) Water hyacinth
The explanation: Eichhornia crassipes also known as water hyacinth. It was first introduced from South America into China that later on became a serious environmental problem. It reduces the sunlight penetration and lowers the oxygen content in the water that hampers the water ecosystem.