Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
(water lettuce)
Plants
Cryptogenic

Impact ID2844
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe intertwined root systems of water lettuce (composed of long adventitious roots arrayed with copious lateral rootlets) of extensive infestations accelerate siltation rates as they slow water velocities in rivers and streams.
Reference28619
Great Lakes RegionNo
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