Also called bat nut, buffalo nut, devil pod, lin kok, ling kio nut, ling nut and singhara.

Part of family Lythraceae.

An annual ♒︎ aquatic plant.  Native to Eurasia and Africa.   Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🇨🇦 Canada, 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan prohibited in Michigan, incl. seeds, fragments and derivatives  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Plant List by Seneca Nation of Indians.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 65)

Learn more about ♒︎ water-chestnut Trapa natans

Biological Control in Eastern USA  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 41)

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