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Image of Azolla photo by: Forest & Kim Starr

Forest & Kim Starr

(Mosquito Fern)

It's hard to believe the species in family of aquatic, floating plants are in fact miniscule ferns. There are approximately 13 species of Azolla, which can be found across the Northern Hemisphere. They are free-floating plants that exist atop the water's surface and all are very tiny. If fact, they are the smallest of the ferns. They tend to be feather-like and may be adapted to fresh or brackish water.

These little ferns thrive in pools with full or partial sun. If you wish to add Azolla...

(Carolina Mosquito Fern)

Native to much of the eastern half of North America, Carolina mosquito fern is a tiny, feather aquatic fern that floats on the surface of still ponds and lake edges. Populations also extend down into Mexico and Central America. Its tiny fronds are bright green, often with a reddish or purplish-red hue. It's hard to believe this aquatic, floating plant is in fact a miniscule fern. It is free-floating and may be adapted to fresh or brackish water.

Carolina mosquito fern thrives in pools with full...

Image of Azolla filiculoides photo by: Forest & Kim Starr

Forest & Kim Starr

(Pacific Mosquito Fern)

It's hard to believe the species in family of aquatic, floating plants are in fact miniscule ferns. There are approximately 13 species of Azolla, which can be found across the Northern Hemisphere. They are free-floating plants that exist atop the water's surface and all are very tiny. If fact, they are the smallest of the ferns. They tend to be feather-like and may be adapted to fresh or brackish water.

These little ferns thrive in pools with full or partial sun. If you wish to add Azolla...

(Feather Mosquito Fern)

This species may be considered invasive and/or a noxious weed in some locations. For more information about its invasiveness visit http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AZPI

(Blue Water Hyssop, Lemon Bacopa)

This low-growing, spreading aquatic perennial is a water weed found along brackish water edges and wet sands of the southeastern United States from Maryland down to Florida and across to Texas. Its small, succulent, lemon scented leaves create a mat of foliage that becomes dotted with small, violet blue flowers. It creates attractive cover for waterway margins and is commonly half submerged making it an ideal aquarium or pondside plant.

The small leaves of lemon hyssop are oval, lustrous, fleshy...

(Hornwort, Racoon's Tail)

Coon’s tail is a submersed aquatic plant native to all of North America and now is distributed worldwide. It is a rootless perennial which floats just below the surface of the water. It has long stems which are mostly green, occasional with a touch of red at the nodes. The leaves are attached directly to the stem in a circular arrangement or whorled. Each leaf is thin, linear and forked several times. They are bright green, stiff, brittle and often have barbs or bristles at the base and tips. Small,...

Image of Eichhornia crassipes photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Common Water Hyacinth)

Common water hyacinth is beautiful aquatic plant native to South America. It is a floating plant that forms dense mats, sometimes rooting in the mud. The leaves are elliptical to oval arising from rosettes on inflated petioles. The roots are dark blue-black and feathery. New plants form readily along floating stolons or horizontal stems. The flowers are held above the foliage in dense spikes when the weather is warm. The flowers are generally 2-lipped with blue to lavender petals and a central yellow...

(Manna Grass, Reed Sweetgrass)

The vigorous, densely foliage, spreading reed sweetgrass adds weeping foliage to shallow edges and waters of lakes, ponds and streambanks. A perennial aquatic that spreads by rhizomes (underground stems), it is native to a large area of temperate Europe and Asia, from Great Britain eastward to Japan. The leaves are strap-like and first emerge pink before deepening to a deep green and bend gracefully over as they lengthen. In mid and late summer, small spikelets of purple-green flowers form on slender...

Image of Glyceria maxima

Jesse Saylor

(Manna Grass, Reed Sweetgrass, Variegated Manna Grass)

The vigorous, densely foliaged, spreading variegated reed sweet grass adds a soft, weeping foliage to shallow edges and waters of lakes, ponds and streambanks. A perennial aquatic that spreads by rhizomes (underground stems), it is native to a large area of temperate Europe and Asia, from Great Britain eastward to Japan. The leaves are strap-like and first emerge pink before maturing to a striped display of white, cream and deep green. The leaf blades bend gracefully over as they lengthen. In mid...

Image of Hippuris vulgaris photo by: Bosh Bruening

Bosh Bruening

(Common Mare's Tail)

The common mare’s tail is a prolific aquatic plant with bottlebrush-like green foliage. It can be found in wetlands across all of North America, save the Deep South and southeastern states, and is also found in waterways in South America, Eurasia, and even Australia. So it truly has a world or pandemic distribution.

Hardy and very vigorous, this perennial produces strong underground rhizomes which travel through water-logged soils and send up new shoots. Each hollow stem is lined with fine,...