Water lettuce

(Pistia stratiotes)

 

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  • 2 - 3' tall; dense floating aquatic.
  • Blooms late summer to winter.
  • Flowers inconspicuous; clustered on small, fleshy stalk in leaf axils.
  • Leaves velvety, hairy, spongy & in rosettes; 6" long; connected by short stolons.
  • Roots numerous & feathery.