Velela
Water soldiers
Stratiotes aloides

Water soldiers (Stratiotes aloides) is an invasive plant. It is a native of Europe and NW Asia.

This is an aquatic European plant with bayonet-shaped leaves. The plant has the ability to push out native plant species and take over aquatic ecosystems, to the detriment of swimmers, anglers and boaters. .
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