Exotic Pest Reporting
Courtesy of Jörg Hempel, Wikimedia Commons
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. .