Pistia stratiotes

Pistia stratiotes

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(Water Lettuce)

FAMILY

Araceae

Species

Pistia stratiotes

Common name(s)

Water Lettuce (CLASS 2)

Flower colour; life form

Free floating aquatic herbs.

Distinguishing features

Leaves form pale-green rosettes about 15 cm diam. Leaves wedge-shaped, veins prominent, back of leaves bear numerous soft hairs, so velvety to the touch.

Pistia stratiotes