Water lettuce

(Pistia stratiotes)

  • 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