Random invasive species images that represents what NISIC does
USDA.gov NAL NISIC Sudden oak death Formosan subterranean termite Yellow star thistle Giant African snail Cactus moth Purple loosestrife
HomeAbout National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)News and EventscouncilHelpContact Us
 Search the National Invasive Species Information Center
   
Search all USDA
Advanced Search
Search Tips
Browse by Geography
United States
International
Browse by Subject
Aquatic Species
Plants
Animals
Microbes
Economic Impacts
Laws and Regulations
Manager's Tool Kit
Resource Library
 
You are here: Home / Aquatic Species / Species Profiles / Water Chestnut
Aquatic Species
  
Species Profiles

Water Chestnut

Water ChestnutScientific name: Trapa natans L. (ITIS)

Common names: Water chestnut, water nut, water caltrop

Click image to enlarge

Selected Resources

Native To: Eurasia (Fofonoff et al. 2003)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 1800s (Fofonoff et al. 2003)

Means of Introduction: Ornamental (Fofonoff et al. 2003)

Impact: Crowds out native species (Fofonoff et al. 2003)

Current U.S. Distribution:

Images:

Videos:

Selected Resources:

Partnership

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) - Water chestnut, European water chestnut
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - Water Chestnut
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

New York Invasive Species Information - Water Chestnut
New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Water Chestnut
Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel
.

Invasive Species Compendium - Trapa natans
CAB International.

Global Invasive Species Database - Trapa natans (aquatic plant)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Government

Trapa natans L. (Water Chestnut) - Aquatic Plant Information System (APIS)
DOD. USACE. Engineer Research and Development Center. Environmental Laboratory.

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) - Trapa natans
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program.

Water Chestnut - Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States (Aug 2002)
BugwoodWiki.
Published by: USDA. Forest Service. Publication FHTET-2002-04.

PLANTS Database - Water Chestnut
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

Water Chestnut
DOI. FWS. Connecticut River Coordinator's Office.

National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System (NEMESIS): Chesapeake Bay Introduced Species Database - Trapa natans
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.

Weed Alert: Water caltrop
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia). Agriculture.

Fact Sheet: European Water Chestnut (PDF | 410 KB)
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Canada).

State

Aquatic Invasive Species: Water Chestnut (May 2005; PDF | 96 KB)
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Water Chestnut
Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Water Chestnut: An Exotic Invasive Aquatic Plant (PDF | 1.69 MB)
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Water Chestnut Discovered in New Hampshire Waters - Environmental Fact Sheet (2010; PDF | 746 KB)
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.

Invasive Plants in Pennsylvania: European Water Chestnut (PDF | 107 KB)
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

AIS Action Plan: Water Chestnut (Jun 2011; PDF | 130 KB)
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Aquatic Invasive Species in Rhode Island: Water Chestnut (Jun 2009; PDF | 789 KB)
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Office of Water Resources.

Water Chestnut and Water Chestnut Fast Sheet (PDF | 106 KB)
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Environmental Conservation.

Water Chestnut
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Academic

Weed Control in Natural Areas in the Western United States: Water Chestnut (2013; PDF | 279 KB)
University of California. Weed Research and Information Center.

Water Chestnut - Maine Invasive Plants Bulletin no. 2535
University of Maine. Cooperative Extension.

Water Chestnut - Aquatic Invasive Species in the Chesapeake Bay (PDF | 101 KB)
Maryland Sea Grant.

Introduced Species Summary Project - Water Chestnut
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.

Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) in the Northeast (Feb 2006; PDF | 350 KB)
New York Sea Grant.

European Water-chestnut (PDF | 271 KB)
University of Pennsylvania. Morris Arboretum.

Professional

Water Chestnut - Maine's Interactive Field Guide to Aquatic Invaders and Their Native Look Alikes
Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program. Maine Center for Invasive Aquatic Plants.

Citations

Fofonoff, P.W., G.M. Ruiz, B. Steves, A.H. Hines, and J.T. Carlton. 2003. Trapa natans. In: National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System: Chesapeake Bay Introduced Species Database. [Accessed Sep 16, 2014].

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Trapa natans. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

Back to Top
Last Modified: May 01, 2015
 
Bookmark and Share
I Want To
    Read Recent News Articles
    Find Management Plans
    Locate Images
    Find Experts
   

More ...

Aquatic Species
    Species Profiles
    Databases
    Discussion Groups
    Economic Impacts
    Educational Resources
    Image Galleries
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Management
    Publications
    What You Can Do
Media Help
 To view PDF files you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

To view Flash files you must  have Macromedia Flash Player installed on your computer.

 NISIC Home | NAL Home | USDA | AgNIC | Agricultural Research Service | Web Policies and Important Links | Site Map
FOIA | Accessibility Statement| Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement | Information Quality | USA.gov | White House