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Aquatic Plant Identification Manual for Washington's Freshwater Plants

Floating Leaved - Rooted Plants Index

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These plants are rooted in the sediment and have leaves that float on the water surface. They may also have underwater leaves. Often the stems of these plants are not firm enough to keep them upright when removed from the water and at low water they may be found collapsed on the lake bottom. They often form a band along a lake margin in water one to three meters deep.

These are floating-leaved, rooted plants. Links below lead to written descriptions, photographs, and line drawings.

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