Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
(water lettuce)
Plants
Cryptogenic

Impact ID2839
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionWater lettuce proved superior to most other plants in nutrient removal efficiency, owing to its rapid growth and high biomass yield potential. Water quality in both ponds was improved, as evidenced by decreases in water turbidity, suspended solids, and nutrient concentrations.
Reference29772
Great Lakes RegionNo
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