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Aquatic Plant Identification Manual for Washington's Freshwater Plants

Shoreline Plants Index

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Shoreline plants grow along edges of lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds or on wet ground away from open water. They have at least part of their stems, leaves, and flowers emerging above the water surface and are rooted in the sediments. Some plants that typically grow in deep water may be found along the shoreline in late summer when water levels are low.

The following are shoreline plants. Links below lead to written descriptions, photographs, and line drawings.

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