Review of World literature on Water Chestnut with implications for management in North America

Hummel, Meredith and Kiviat, Erik (2004) Review of World literature on Water Chestnut with implications for management in North America. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 42, pp. 17-27.

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Abstract

Water chestnut (Trapa natans L.,sensu lato) is an annual, floating-leaved aquatic plant of temperate and tropical freshwater wetlands, rivers, lakes, ponds, and estuaries. Native to Eurasia and Africa, water chestnut has been widely gathered for its large nutritious seed since the Neolithic and is cultivated for food in Asia. Water chestnut is now a species of conservation concern in Europe and Russia. Introduced to the northeastern United States in the mid-1800s, the spread of water chestnut as a nuisance weed was apparently favored by cultural eutrophication. Water chestnut is considered a pest in the U.S. because it forms extensive, dense beds in lakes, rivers, and freshwater-tidal habitats.

Item Type: Article
Title: Review of World literature on Water Chestnut with implications for management in North America
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Hummel, Meredith
Kiviat, Erik
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Aquatic Plant Management
Volume: 42
Page Range: pp. 17-27
Date: 2004
Issuing Agency: Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trapa natans; aquatic plants; invasive plants; noxious weed; vegetation management
Subjects: Ecology
Biology
Item ID: 1664
Depositing User: Jennifer Walton
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2008 15:34
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:13
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1664

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