Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018

Location: Lake Aopoka, Macdonald Canal Boat Ramp

This is Pistia stratiotes
Commonly known as Water Lettuce.
It is a favorite food of the Manatee,
To them, water plants are incredibly precious.

(Special thanks to Jim Stahl for the identification help!)

Sources: Manatee Feeding

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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