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Aquatic Plants
  
cattailsby Muffet on Flickr

Cattails are wetland plants with a unique flowering spike, flat blade like leaves that reach heights from 3 to 10 feet!

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Monet's Garden - Water Lilliesby 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.
         
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spring smileby 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 tiny roots.
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Marsilea villosaby 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.
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Pickerel Weedby 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.
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Mangrove Saplingby 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.

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IMG_0291by mayastone on Flickr

Rice is one of the worlds most important food crops! It is a grass that grows in shallow water!
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Water Chestnutby 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.

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Watercress @ Big Springsby 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.
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Teeny Tiny Taro Farmsby 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.     

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