Before I started working on this post, I didn't know much about the Water Hyacinth. When I began researching, I found out that it's called Eichhornia crassipes, a plant native to the Amazon Water Basin, and highly invasive outside of its native territory - particularly here in Florida waterways. After reading that, I was unsure whether or not I should do a post glorifying the beauty of this plant. However, something in my mind kept pushing me to read a bit further. Well, there was a reason for that intuition, because after a bit more research I learned some really cool things about the Water Hyacinth that could change the way it's viewed and treated.