Trapa natans
Trapa natans
(water chestnut)
Plants
Exotic

Impact ID4638
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionIt is suspected that dense beds Trapa natans played a role in the drowning deaths in the Hudson River in 2001 by entangling swimmers.
Reference27644
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationHudson River, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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