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Pistia stratiotes Linnaeus
Water Bonnets, Water Lettuce, St. Lucy's Plant
Araceae: Arum Family

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Leaves spirally rosulate, parallel veined; blades nearly truncate at apex.

Florida Distribution Map
Description Floating aquatic herb
Native: Yes
Habitat: Wetlands; ditches, ponds, creeks
Links
Flora de C.R.: Pistia stratiotes
Florida Invasive Species List
McCann Book Chapter 3 Section 1 Pistia
UH Large Closeups of Plant and Flower
Vascular Plants of North Central Florida Checklist

Page Credits:
Florida distribution maps: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants   (http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/). Wunderlin, R. P. and B. F. Hansen. 2000. [S. M. Landry and K. N. Campbell (application development), Florida Center for Community Design and Research.] Institute for Systematic Botany, University of South Florida, Tampa.
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