Specimen Information

Trapa natans
Trapa natans
(water chestnut)

Specimen ID1695756
Common Namewater chestnut
LocalityJust north of the bridge on Merrill Creek Road, Upper Lisle, NY, at the northern end of the Whitney Point Reservoir in shallow water with a silty sediment
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameChenango
HUC8 Number02050102
HUC10 NameOtselic River
HUC10 Number0205010203
HUC12 NameLower Otselic River
HUC12 Number020501020307
Collection Day15
Collection Month6
Collection Year2022
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed
CommentsI have seen it at this site and elsewhere in the reservoir over the past three seasons. I have removed a few hundred such plants, but rarely by pulling up the original seed, which stays lodged in the sediment.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierIan Pfingsten
Number Collected40


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/21/2024].

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