Also called ♒︎ water cabbage, Nile cabbage and shellflower.

Part of arum  family Araceae.

♒︎ A freshwater aquatic plant.  Native to the tropics.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🌐︎ various Invasive > 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Learn more about ♒︎ water lettuce Pistia stratiotes

Biological Control in Eastern USA  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 73)

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