Wildlife from home: Amazing aquatic plants

reedmace by josh hellon

Aquatic plants are our next theme for #wildlifefromhome

From reeds and rushes to duckweed and pondweeds, there are a wide variety of aquatic and marginal plants. A visit to a local pond or stream can reveal a surprising number of plants, when you look a bit closer.    

Unlike some plant groups, many species can be easily identified without flowers present, by looking at their leaves and structure. In fact many truly aquatic species have rather small and non-descript flowers.

The attached guide will help you get started with identification of aquatic plants, and please do post your photographs on our facebook group with the tag #wildlifefromhome

marginal plant collage

marginal plants by Josh Hellon

Aquatic Plant ID Guide