water lettuce, tropical duckweed
Regions likely to be Impacted:
Present in Neighboring States?
CO, KS, LA, NM, TX
Currently known from Oklahoma?
Shaun Winterton, Aquarium and Pond Plants of the World, Edition 3, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
What you should know!
Can form dense mats that block waterways and restrict sunlight to native species. Can reproduce vegetatively very rapidly. Introduced as an ornamental and through the aquarium trade.