Species: 

Pistia stratiotes

Common Name: 

water lettuce

Systems Affected (standardized): 

riparian/aquatic

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

SE

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Impacts: 

Grows into dense mats that clog waterways. forms extensive mats that can block navigational channels, impede water flow in irrigation and flood control canals, and disrupt submersed animal and plant communities, Conflict
Damaged ecosystem services
Ecosystem change/ habitat alteration
Infrastructure damage
Modification of hydrology
Modification of natural benthic communities
Modification of nutrient regime
Monoculture formation
Negatively impacts agriculture
Negatively impacts cultural/traditional practices
Negatively impacts human health
Negatively impacts livelihoods
Negatively impacts aquaculture/fisheries
Negatively impacts tourism
Reduced amenity values
Reduced native biodiversity
Threat to/ loss of endangered species
Threat to/ loss of native species
Transportation disruption

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

Info Blurb: 

Forms extensive mats that can block navigational channels, impede water flow in irrigation and flood control canals, and disrupt submersed animal and plant communities. Sold as an ornamental.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

BS, TX

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

TX, NM, CO, KS, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

TX NP