Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Pistia stratiotes L. Taxon selection


ARACEAE Family selection - Arum family (Angiosperms - Flowering plants)

Taxon Page:

Name: Pistia stratiotes L.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl.: 963 (1753)
Rank: species


Common names

US name U.S. name: Water lettuce
en English name: Nile-cabbage
English name: shellflower
Spanish name: lechuga de agua
French name: laitue d'eau
Italian name: Lattuga acquatica
German name: Wassersalat

Grown habit: Forb/herb
Duration: Perennial
 

Synonyms:



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Pistia stratiotes
Habit in water garden at Hoolawa Farms, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
In water garden at Hoolawa Farms, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Habitat and aerial view at Kawainui Marsh, Oahu - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Habit in water garden at Hoolawa Farms, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Padova, Orto botanico dell'Università di Padova, PD, Veneto, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
In water garden at Hoolawa Farms, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Credit: Photo by Silvano Radivo

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Floating in wetland at Green Cay Wetlands Boynton Beach, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
In water garden at Hoolawa Farms, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
In water garden at Hoolawa Farms, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Habit in wetland at Laie Kihei, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Credit: Photo by Silvano Radivo

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Padova, Orto botanico dell'Università di Padova, PD, Veneto, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Picture modified from Gilg, Ernst; Schumann, Karl - Das Pflanzenreich Hausschatz des Wissens (1900) - Permission granted to use under GFDL by Kurt Stueber. Source: www.biolib.de - Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this image under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Habit in wetland at Laie Kihei, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Habit in wetland at Laie Kihei, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Picture modified from Richard Wettstein - Handbuch der Systematischen Botanik (1924) - Permission granted to use under GFDL by Kurt Stueber. Source: www.biolib.de - Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this image under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled 'GNU Free Documentation License'.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
In water garden with Marsilea villosa at Hoolawa Farms, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Habit in wetland at Laie Kihei, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Padova, Orto botanico dell'Università di Padova, PD, Veneto, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Permission granted to use under GFDL by Kurt Stueber. Source: www.biolib.de - Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this image under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Habit in wetland at Laie Kihei, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Leaf at Hoolawa Farms, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
In water garden at Hoolawa Farms, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Flower at Hoolawa Farms, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Verbania Pallanza, Giardini Botanici di Villa Taranto., VB, Piemonte, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License


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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)
USA (AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, KS, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, SC, TX), USA+ (PR, VI)

Distributional map for Pistia stratiotes L.
Map for Pistia stratiotes L.
(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Arecidae
Order: Arales
Family: Araceae


Genus: Pistia


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6) Pisum maritimum L. var. glabrum Ser.
7) Pisum sativum L.
8) Pisum sativum L. var. humile Poir.
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10) Pitavia dumosa Nutt.








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