Specimen Information

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
(water lettuce)

Specimen ID877967
Common Namewater lettuce
CountyLa Crosse
LocalityVietnam Veteran's [La Crosse] Pond in Chad Erickson Memorial Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLa Crosse-Pine
HUC8 Number07040006
HUC10 NamePine Creek-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0704000605
HUC12 NameCity of La Crosse-Mississippi River
HUC12 Number070400060502
Collection Day11
Collection Month9
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayplanted ornamental | released
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27923
Author:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR)
Title:Aquatic invasive species by waterbody
Publisher:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Reference 2
Ref. Number:27970
Author:Roe, G.
Title:New invasive species found in La Crosse pond
Publisher:News 19 WXOW.com
CommentsDiscovered in 2015. Manual removal in Sept. 2015. Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce were found throughout the pond. WI DNR occurrence
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recorddrainage
VerifierWI DNR
SizeWidespread, covering most shallow areas of lake


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/19/2024].

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