Invasive species: Water Lettuce
Pistia stratiotes (water lettuce) is a water plant native to tropical and subtropical fresh water zones. The plant is very popular for ornamentic and aquarisitic purposes. The survival of the species in open terrain is favored by the rising temperatures which drive its dissemination. It adapts easily to changing conditions and shows a high reproduction rate. It will be added to the union's list of invasive arts in Europe in August 2024 after a transition phase.