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(Water Violet)

Water violet is an spreading aquatic plant native to Eurasia. It has finely dissected, feather-like leaves that grow submerged. The stems are long and leaves arranged alternately or around the stem (whorled). The summer flowers are borne on long stalks above the water in loose groups gathered around the stem. They have short tubes which flatten into square-ish to oval lobes. The flower color is white, pale pink or lavender with a yellow throat.

Water violet grows best when the roots are planted...

(Water Poppy)

South American in origin, water poppy is a beautiful tropical aquatic with leaves and flowers that float on the surface of the water. Its small, glossy green leaves and yellowish, poppy-like flowers are highly attractive and add charm to aquatic containers or water gardens. This perennial water plant is tender but can be be brought indoors if grown in areas with cold winters.

The small, heart-shaped leaves of water poppy are very shiny and bright green. They are supported by long, slender,...

(Manyflower Marsh Pennywort, Pennywort)

Low and sprawling, manyflower marsh pennywort has fleshy, round green leaves and summertime clusters of tiny white starry flowers in rounded clusters. An herbaceous perennial native to the eastern United States and in parts of southern California, it spreads its prostrate stems across wet soil or floating upon water. In parts of the eastern United States this native wetland wildflower is endangered because of habitat destruction.

The round leaves are about the size of a ping-pong ball, flat,...

Image of Ipomoea aquatica photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Swamp Cabbage, Swamp Morning Glory, Water Spinach)

An aggressively spreading, floating aquatic vine, swamp morning glory's leaves are rich in iron and its lavender-kissed white flowers are alluring. A tender perennial vine that spreads rapidly across the freshwater surface, it is native to India and is considered an invasive pest in many regions including the southern United States, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The use of the foliage as an edible vegetable (water spinach) in many Southeast Asian cuisines is promoting the deleterious introduction...

Image of Lemna trisulca photo by: Christian Fischer

Christian Fischer

(Duckmeat, Frog's Buttons, Ivyleaf Duckweed, Star Duckweed)

From late spring to fall frost, the still waters on ponds, lakes and the edges of slow-moving streams may reveal a floating mat of star duckweed. Native to the cool-summer areas of the Northern Hemisphere, star duckweed sinks to the bottom of the body of water in winter to escape death by freezing.

When ice disappears and water warms up in spring, the dormant leaf bodies of star duckweed rise up to the water's surface. Floating atop the water, the light to medium green leaves of star duckweed...

(Common Nardoo, Pepperwort, Water Clover)

An interesting fern with clover-like fronds, common water clover forms soft-looking mats of foliage at the water's edge and beyond. A frost tender tropical perennial fern, it grows from upright rhizomes (underground stems) in wetlands naturally across interior Australia.

The submerged rhizomes send up thin stems above the water surface. Each frond is fan-shaped, with two leaflets that are each divided into two lobes. Crush a leaf and it smells of peppery mint. As this is a fern it does not flower...

Image of Marsilea mutica photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Banded Nardoo, Banded Water Clover, Pepperwort)

An interesting fern with clover-like fronds, banded water clover forms soft-looking mats of foliage at the water's edge and beyond. A semi-hardy tropical perennial fern, it grows from rhizomes (underground stems) in wetlands in Australia.

The submerged rhizomes send up thin stems above the water surface. Each frond is fan-shaped with four leaflets that are light green with a central attractive band of red-green. Crush a leaf and a scent of peppery mint is released. As this is a fern it does not...

(Variegated Nardoo, Variegated Pepperwort, Variegated Water Clover)

An interesting fern with clover-like fronds, variegated water clover forms soft-looking mats of light and dark green foliage at the water's edge and beyond. A semi-hardy tropical perennial fern, it grows from rhizomes (underground stems) in wetlands in Australia.

The submerged rhizomes send up thin stems above the water surface. Each frond is fan-shaped with four leaflets that are emerald green with a central attractive band of red-green and central core of light green. Crush a leaf and a scent...

(European Water Fern, Pepperwort, Water Clover)

An interesting fern with clover-like fronds, European water fern forms soft-looking mats of foliage at the water's edge and beyond. A perennial creeping fern native to Europe and northern Asia, it will form an indefinitely broad mat of foliage and rhizomes.

The submerged rhizomes send up thin stems above the water surface, or floating on the surface if water is deep. Each frond is fan-shaped with four leaflets that are triangular and emerald green, although in low light two- or one-leaflet leaves...

(Parrot's Feather, Watermilfoil)

A soft-textured, submersed aquatic plant, parrot's feather has thin, feathery green leaves that line the bouyant stems. An evergreen tender perennial from New Zealand's North Island and eastern Australia, it is popular as planted or floating oxygen-providing greenery in aquariums and water gardens.

If water levels drop and the plants are exposed to air, this species survives as a short herb until seasonal rains submerge it again. Both its seeds and bits of stem and foliage can develop into new...