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Harmful Aquatic Weed Discovered in Several North Carolina Counties

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Giant salvinia, a highly invasive aquatic weed, has been found in nine eastern counties. Federal law prohibits sale of the plant, but it has been discovered at nurseries and water gardens. The plant can double in size in a few days. It can overrun coastal swamps and freshwater wetlands, choking native vegetation with a mat that be two feet thick and depleting water of oxygen.