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

Floating Mat Rooted Plants  


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Floating mat rooted plants typically grow in a tangled mass of stems, leaves, and flowers that form a mat on and above the surface of the water. They are generally rooted in the sediment and may have underwater leaves. They are usually found near the shoreline in water less than one meter deep.

Each floating mat rooted species listed below is linked to a written description which is in turn linked to photographs and line drawings.  >
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides - Water Pennywort
Ludwigia hexapetala - Water Primrose
Ludwigia palustris - Water Purslane
Myriophyllum aquaticum - Parrotfeather Milfoil

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