Waterchestnut
Trapa natans
Family: Trapaceae

Habitat:

Canals, backwaters, bays, rivers in water from three to fifteen feet deep

Location relative to water:

Floating on surface

Range:

Massachusetts to Virginia

Leaves:

  • Grow in rosettes
  • Shiny on top
  • Dull and finely hairy on bottom

Flowers:

  • Small, white
  • Grow on short stalks among leaves

Fruit:

  • Sharp-horned
  • 2.5 cm long (1.0 inches)
 
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