Aquatic Plants

To help you identify what aquatic plants you have in your lake or pond, we have created the tools below. If you have a good close-up photo of your plant, our Reverse Image Search does the work for you. Simply upload your photo using the submission box below. Otherwise, consult our Aquatic Plant Digital Field Guide to determine what plant(s) you have based on observable characteristics.

Reverse Image Search Aquatic Plant Identifier



Aquatic Plant Identifier Digital Field Guide

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Free Floating Plants

Submersed Plants

Rooted Floating Plants

Emergent Plants

Water Color/Quality

Muck

Muck

Muck

Excess Nutrients

Small Pondweed

Small/Baby Pondweed

American Pondweed

American Pondweed

Floating-leaf Pondweed

Floating-Leaf Pondweed

Brittle Naiad

Marine Naiad

Primrose

Floating Primrose

Parrot Feather

Parrot’s Feather

Starry Stonewort

Starry Stonewort

Eurasian Watermilfoil

Eurasian Watermilfoil

Planktonic algae around boat

Planktonic Algae

Filamentous Algae

Filamentous Algae

Chara algae close up on top of water

Chara Algae

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife

Pickerelweed

Pickerelweed

Broadleaf arrowhead flowers and leaf close up

Arrowhead

Phragmites

Phragmites, Common Reed

Cattails

Cattails

Bulrush

Bulrush

Watershield (Dollar Bonnet)

Water Shield, Dollar Bonnet