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Cattails are wetland plants with a unique flowering spike, flat blade like leaves that reach heights from 3 to 10 feet!
|Monet's Garden - Water Lillies||by ell brown on Flickr|
Water Lilies can live with most of their parts under water. Water Lily flowers are wonderfully showy and fragrant, lasting only a few days.
Some open during the day and close at night, others the opposite. Most are
pollinated by beetles.
|spring smile||by linus_art on Flickr|
Duckweed is the smallest flowering plant. It floats on the water surface in a
bright green layer. Duckweed has no stems and no leaves. Some may have
|Marsilea villosa||by D.Eickhoff on Flickr|
Marsilea Villosa is a fern found only in the Hawaiian Islands, limited to
areas with patchy flooding. Marsilea villosa looks like a four-leaf clover, with four leaflets at the
end of a leaf stalk.
|Pickerel Weed||by Ezra S F on Flickr|
Pickerelweed is an aquatic plant which grows three to four feet tall. Usually, you only see one or two
feet, because the rest is underwater. plant which grows three to four feet tall. Usually, you
only see one or two feet, because the rest is underwater.
|Mangrove Sapling||by Crazyflyinmidget on Flickr|
Mangrove trees are found all over the world in tropical and subtropical climates. They are found in tidal zones, swamps and shorelines.
|IMG_0291||by mayastone on Flickr|
Rice is one of the worlds most important food crops! It is a grass that grows in shallow water!
|Water Chestnut||by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region on Flickr|
Water Chestnut is a grasslike plant commonly grown in Asia. The plant thrives in warm ponds and wet, water logged areas.
|Watercress @ Big Springs||by Shellie @ Firefly Creek on Flickr|
Watercress is a hardy herb, originally from Europe, found in or around water. It is used as a peppery salad green or garnish.
|Teeny Tiny Taro Farms||by AZAdam on Flickr|
There are more than 300 types of taro! Some grow in dry lands and others grow in wetlands! It is most popular in Hawaii.