Trapa natans

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 Trapa natans subsp. var.  Bull nut, Jesuits' nut, Water chestnut
Habit: aquatic
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 3 ft to 5 ft
Width: 2 ft to 4 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 5 to 8
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: white
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Trapa natans, Linn. Water Chestnut. Water Caltrops. Jesuit's-nut. Petiole of floating lvs. 2-4 in. long, nearly glabrous; blade rhombic-orbicular, dentate in upper half, slightly villous along the nerves beneath: fr. 4-spined, but the 2 lateral ones shorter. Eu., Orient. —It has two kinds of lvs. The submerged ones are root-like, long, slender, and feathery. The floating lvs. form a loose rosette. The lf.-stalks are swollen and spongy near the apex. The fr. is an inch or two across and has 4 spinescent angles. It is roasted and eaten in some parts of Eu. like the common chestnut. It is sparingly naturalized in this country. Var. verbanensis, Cesati (T. verbanensis, De Not.), of Lake Maggiore in Italy, has deltoid lvs. and compressed 3-angled fr. with 2 short horns. CH

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