An On-line Version of an Aquatic Plant Identification Manual for Washington's Freshwater Plants

Aquatic Moss 


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Aquatic mosses are small plants with delicate stems and small closely overlapping leaves. These plants can have branched, stem-like, and root-like structures. Unlike most other plants described in the manual, the aquatic mosses never produce flowers. Aquatic mosses are often seen growing attached to rocks in mountain streams, but they also grow in the shallow to moderately deep water of lakes. 

Each aquatic moss species listed below is linked to a written description which is in turn linked to photographs and line drawings.  >
Fontinalis antipyretica - Common Water Moss
Sphagnum spp. - Peat Moss

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