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I am not an expert in the identification of plants and you should
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES rely upon any of these images to
identify edible, toxic or medicinal plants. If I have
identified a plant inaccurately, please let me know so that
the descriptions may be corrected.
or water plants are those species that have adapted to living in
either salt or freshwater environments. They are also called
"hydrophytes" or "macrophytes".
plants can be divided into four main groups:
- are primitive
plants, some of which are microscopic, others large but without true
roots. Filamentous algea are stringy or hair-like.
are those that are not attached to the bottom of their water
source. Their roots hang in the water. Small plants
include Duckweed. A large example is the Water Hyacinth.
are plants with roots in their water source. Most of their
mass is below the water surface. Some parts of the plant may
be above the water. Most submerged plants have very soft
Plants - are
those that often root along shorelines. They are plants that
grow in the water, but much of the plant is above the surface.
Cattails are an example.
aquatic animals use water plants as food, homes and as protection.
of a Kind Water Plant Images
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