American Pondweed

American Pondweed (also called Long-Leaf Pondweed) has elliptical-shaped floating leaves that are green and often have brown spots.

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Floating-Leaf Pondweed

Floating-Leaf Pondweed has long, narrow, stiff submersed leaves and two to four-inch long floating leaves on long stalks.

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Floating Primrose

Floating Primrose leaves emerge from the water’s surface and the plant blooms with five-petal yellow flowers.

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Parrot’s Feather

Parrot’s Feather has feathered leaves that come above the water’s surface and can look like they are made of plastic.

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Chara Algae

Chara algae close up on top of water

Chara appears like a submerged plant, but it is not truly rooted. Chara is branched with whorls of leaf-like structures.

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Water Shield, Dollar Bonnet

Watershield (Dollar Bonnet)

Water Shield’s floating leaves are smaller than lilies, green on the top and brown and slimy on the bottom; flowers are typically brownish.

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Duckweed

Duckweed is a small free–floating plant that resembles clovers and has short roots.

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Frog’s Bit

Frogs Bit

Frog’s Bit is an emergent aquatic plant with round to heart-shaped leaves and white flowers.

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Bladderwort

Bladderwort has small bladders attached to the leaf-like branches, which are alternately arranged.

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