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Trapa natans

Water chestnut, Water caltrop

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Common name

Water chestnut, Water caltrop


Scientific name

Trapa natans L.


Conservation status and threats

PROTECTED species in Bulgaria.


Description and identification

Herbaceous annual water plant. Height 2 m. Flowering June-July.


Distribution in Bulgaria

In the next phytogeographic regions: The Danubian Plain, North-Eastern Bulgaria, The Predbalkan, Stara Planina (east), Thracian Plane, The Rhodopes (east) and The Black Sea coast. Up to 500 m above see level.


General distribution

Native in Europe, Asia and Africa.



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