Specimen Information

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
(water lettuce)
Plants
Cryptogenic

Specimen ID1256641
GroupPlants
GenusPistia
Speciesstratiotes
Common Namewater lettuce
StateSC
CountyGeorgetown
LocalityWaccamaw River, near Hagley Landing, ca. 6 mi upstream of US 17 bridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameWaccamaw
HUC8 Number03040206
HUC10 NameOutlet Waccamaw River-Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
HUC10 Number0304020610
HUC12 NameOutlet Waccamaw River-Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
HUC12 Number030402061003
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month10
Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity pond | planted ornamental
Statusextirpated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:28178
Author:The New York Botanical Garden
Date:2018
Title:William and Lynda Steere Herbarium (NY)
Publisher:SEINet Data Portal
Reference 2
Ref. Number:10543
Author:Nelson, J.B.
Date:1993
Title:Noteworthy collections
Journal:Castanea
Volume:58
Issue:1
Pages:59-63
Comments"This species is known to be spreading elsewhere within the Waccamaw drainage (Bob Perry and Joe Pinson, pers. comm.), and threatens boating." Also as far upstream as Outland Creek.
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalNY (orig. USCH)
Museum Cat Number663896
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/17/2021].

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