• Common Name : Salvinia

• Scientific Name : Salvinia molesta

• Family : Salviniaceae

• Life cycle : Perannial

• Morphological characters : Float on the water surface. Roots – The roots are submerged under water. Leaves – The leaves are heart-shaped and has rough upper surface, Green in color.

• Propagation : By Fragments.

• Agricultural importance : Clogging the irrigation cannals.Halmful for paddy lands, Difficult to control.

• Uses : Can incorporate with soil for organic matter.

• Control measures : Biological control, Removing by hand