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European Waterchestnut

Trapa natans L

Leaves floating on the water surface are bright green, ovoid or triangular shaped. Leaves have toothed margins, and have a swollen, spongy section to help leaves float. Submerged leaves are feather-like with fine leaf segments. Small flowers with four white petals. The woody seed has sharp barbed spines.

Plant Details

Habitat NotesAquatic-lakes, rivers, ponds.
Mature Height12-15’ in length
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