Specimen Information

Trapa natans
Trapa natans
(water chestnut)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1635479
GroupPlants
GenusTrapa
Speciesnatans
Common Namewater chestnut
StateCT
CountyTolland
LocalityAt the southern end of the dam, on the Eastern shore of McLaughlin pond, in Mansfield
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameShetucket
HUC8 Number01100002
HUC10 NameNatchaug River
HUC10 Number0110000202
HUC12 NameMount Hope River
HUC12 Number011000020205
Map
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Collection Day19
Collection Month4
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker
Statusestablished
CommentsWe found hundreds of the black spikey seed pods washed up where the water overflows the pond when high. This was immediately after crossing the dam (on the opposite side of the dam from the old abandoned canoe house).
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierIan Pfingsten
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected200


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/21/2020].

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