Hummel, Meredith and Kiviat, Erik
Review of World literature on Water Chestnut with implications for management in North America.
Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 42,
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.
||Review of World literature on Water Chestnut with implications for management in North America
|Journal or Publication Title:
||Journal of Aquatic Plant Management
||Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc.
||Trapa natans; aquatic plants; invasive plants;
noxious weed; vegetation management
||10 Nov 2008 15:34
||29 Sep 2011 20:13
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