Specimen Information

Trapa natans
Trapa natans
(water chestnut)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID228427
GroupPlants
GenusTrapa
Speciesnatans
Common Namewater chestnut
StateMD
CountyCharles/Prince G
LocalityPotomac River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
Map
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Collection Year1923
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Statuseradicated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:10138
Author:Carter, V., and N.B. Rybicki
Date:1994
Title:Invasions and declines of submersed macrophytes in the tidal Potomac River and Estuary, the Currituck Sound-Back Bay system, and the Pamlico River Estuary.
Journal:Journal of Lake and Reservoir Management
Volume:10
Issue:1
Pages:39-48
Reference 2
Ref. Number:10148
Author:Gwathmey, J.H.
Date:1945
Title:Potomac River cleared of floating islands.
Journal:Maryland Conservationist
Volume:22
Issue:1
Pages:21-23
Reference 3
Ref. Number:10700
Author:Naylor, M.
Date:1999
Title:Water Chestnut Problem in the Bird and Sassafras Rivers.
Reference 4
Ref. Number:27941
Author:Kolessar, M.A.
Date:1967
Title:Aquatic plants in Maryland-a growing menace
Journal:Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division
Volume:93
Issue:3
Pages:1-8
CommentsEradicated in 1950.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/26/2021].

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