|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Liliales||Includes lilies, tulips, trilliums, greenbriars, and others|
|Family||Pontederiaceae||Aquatic plants that are “heterostylous”—different members of the same species can have different-appearing flowers|
|Genus||Eichhornia||Named for Prussian Minister of Education and Public Welfare Johann Albrecht Friedrich Eichhorn|
|Species||crassipes||“With a thick stalk”|
Eichhornia speciosa Kunth
Piaropus crassipes (Mart.) Raf.
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