Kochuripana, Water hyacinth, eichhornia crassipes
Common names: Water hyacinth, Floating water hyacinth, Lilac devil, Nile lily, Water orchid, Water violet.
Inflorescence is long and erect, bears of 8-15 conspicuously attractive flowers with six mauve or purple-colored petals (each up to 4 cm long), mostly painted with yellow and violet colors.
In Bangladesh, it is regarded as the most troublesome aquatic weed to crops and water-transportation.
Some parts of the plant, especially the green parts and flowers are eaten as vegetable in Southeast Asia. The aquatic plant is also used as animal feed.