Water Lettuce is an aquatic floating plant with soft leaves that form a rosette, water lettuce obtains all its nutrients directly from the water. This makes it a great plant to use to combat algae. The long feathery roots also make great shelter for young fish and natural water filter for other wildlife.
Pistia is a genus of aquatic plant in the arum family, Araceae. The single species it comprises, Pistia stratiotes
, is often called water cabbage, water lettuce, Nile cabbage