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Pistia stratiotes, Water Bonnets, Water Lettuce, St. Lucy's Plant

Pistia stratiotes

Water Bonnets, Water Lettuce, St. Lucy's Plant
Family: Araceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageInvasiveFlood tolerant

Water lettuce is a floating plant, it occurs in lakes, rivers and canals, occasionally forming large dense mats. As its name implies, water lettuce resembles a floating open head of lettuce and has very thick leaves which are light dull green, hairy, and ridged. There are no leaf stalks. Roots are light-colored and feathery. Flowers are inconspicuous.

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