Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
(water lettuce)

Impact ID2824
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionAquatic macrophytes, including Pistia stratoites, were found to be the potential source for accumulation of heavy metals from water and wetlands. Due to this, macrophytes may serve as a potential vector of the reintroduction of heavy metals and contaminants back into the food web.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/27/2023].

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