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Trapa natans L.

Water caltrop, water chestnut

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMyrtalesIncludes myrtles, leadwoods, loosestrifes, pomegranates, evening primroses, many others
FamilyTrapaceaeFamily of dicotyledonous plants containing only the genus Trapa
GenusTrapaFrom the Latin word for “thistle”

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Trapa bispinosa Roxb.

Trapa natans L. var. bispinosa (Roxb.) Makino

Trapa natans L. var. natans


Trapa natans description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Trapa natans (water caltrop, water chestnut)

8/14/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, Mass­a­chu­setts


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